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Persistent thrush - need to make a supply of breastmilk!

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1Catherine1 Mon 13-Jun-11 13:57:16

I'm going back to work in a few weeks and I need to start getting a supply of breast milk expressed for DD for while I'm at work. Unfortunately for the last month DD seems to have had thrush on and off. Now she has stopped the coming on and off the boob now so her only remaining symptom is the white tongue (even first thing in the morning after not eating for several hours).

I'm wondering if it has in fact cleared up completely and if it is normal for a babies tongue to remain slightly white in colour even a while after a feed.

I need to know it has completely gone before I start expressing as I have read that breastmilk expressed while you have thrush should be thrown away to avoid reinfecting the baby.

RitaMorgan Mon 13-Jun-11 14:04:15

Yes a white milk residue on the tongue is normal - thrush tends to be more like white patches. Does the white residue wipe off with a damp cloth?

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