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AprilShowers177 Wed 29-Mar-17 17:54:19

DS (10 weeks) has a white tongue at the back with black bits on - looks like he's licked a black jumper is the only way I can describe it.

Looking online, thrush came up but I have no symptoms on me nipples. Would I always have symptoms? Or is it some going else??

AprilShowers177 Wed 29-Mar-17 17:54:35


glorious Wed 29-Mar-17 18:02:25

Is it in patches or all over? Do you have any pain during or after feeds?

AprilShowers177 Wed 29-Mar-17 19:53:41

It's just towards the back of his tongue.. and I have no pain.

Whatthefreakinwhatnow Wed 29-Mar-17 19:58:13

My FF baby had this a few weeks ago! I was suprised and wondered how he had it- turns out everyone has candida in their mouths, with babies milk contains lactose which feeds the candida and it can overgrow causing thrush. I had a telephone appt with the GP and he prescribed nyastin drops, all fine again after a couple of days smile

LauraPalmersBodybag Wed 29-Mar-17 19:59:38

Thrush was my first thought. I'd call your HV smile

glorious Wed 29-Mar-17 20:18:31

I'm not an expert but I think it's unusual to have thrush without pain. I may be wrong.

If it's just in one area it's not typical for milk coating either but if it is a solid patch rather than separate spots it could be.

Could you get to a breastfeeding group so someone could take a look?

You could ask your practice nurse to swab for thrush to check if it's actually that. Not all GPs do this routinely when prescribing. bfn have good advice on this - download the linked leaflet here

glorious Wed 29-Mar-17 20:19:27

Also I should add I don't know about the black bits.

Whatthefreakinwhatnow Wed 29-Mar-17 21:36:13

My baby had no discomfort with thrush, none at all. Still fed well etc.

GP didn't even ask to see it, could tell from the description it was thrush and left a prescription for us to collect.

AprilShowers177 Thu 30-Mar-17 01:58:05

Great, thanks everyone glad it's not just me that's puzzled. I'll call health visitor tomorrow

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