Hi, my baby is only 4 weeks old, exclusively breastfed, and has had a white coating on her tongue for at least a week, maybe more. Dr Google tells me this could be thrush but I don’t think she’s in discomfort when feeding and there are no other white patches around her mouth or gums. Does anyone else have experience with this? Should I take her to doctor tomorrow?
Thanks.. I’ve tried wiping it off but can’t get in easily to do it or to see what’s happening as it’s towards the back of her tongue. I wouldn’t say it wipes off easily though. I’m not getting any pain or symptoms at all.
Sorry to hear you had it Oh.. hope you’re both better now.
Just back from docs and been given the treatment for thrush.. He said he couldn’t be 100% sure it was thrush but possibly a mild case and no harm in treating. Now to work out how on Earth I’m going to get 1.25ml of the gel into her mouth 4x a day after feeds when she just likes to fall asleep on the boob!! 🙈
The gel will be so much easier cause you can just stick a finger in there and swish it round. The drops were 1ml of thick aniseed flavour stuff, was a nightmare to give! He started to quite like the taste in the end though 😂
Maybe it was just milk build up Umm? Even the doc today said difficult to know difference. My son had a bit of a white tongue too as a baby but I never did anything about it as had no idea about thrush at the time.
Ohh.. those drops sound rank. The gel is flavoured with chocolate and orange which sounds a bit better!