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Old Mar 7th, 2012, 17:36 PM   1
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Does a white tongue automatically mean thrush?


My 12 day old newborn has a white tongue and me MIL said it's probably thrush

But is a white tongue always thrush?



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Old Mar 7th, 2012, 17:40 PM   2
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From my understanding, a lot of babies have a white tongue from drinking milk all day. My LO never had thrush but I thought it showed as white spots in the mouth?



 
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Old Mar 7th, 2012, 17:56 PM   3
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My MIL doesn't know anything, she told me it's thrush and thats why he's feeding so much at 12 days old!!!!



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Old Mar 7th, 2012, 18:00 PM   4
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At 12 days old I would expect LO to feed a lot. One of the best pieces of advise I received was if you think you are nursing too often, you're probably doing it right

Hopefully some other ladies can confirm thrush symptoms for you.




 
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Old Mar 7th, 2012, 19:18 PM   5
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No! My LO's tongue is white and has been since birth but we've never had thrush. I thought it was just from milk. It's totally normal to feed all day, especially at only 12 days old! My DD1 fed all the time until she was about 3 months old! I think this is longer than most, but certainly the first month or so nearly all BF babies feed very often. He has to feed a lot to ensure you have a good supply of milk.



 
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Old Mar 7th, 2012, 19:25 PM   6
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She is REALLY against me feeding him so frequently...she is visiting for a week, it's day 2 and I am already miserable with her here!!!



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Old Mar 7th, 2012, 19:29 PM   7
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Tell her to bugger off, she doesn't know what she's talking about. My LO STILL has a white tongue for a while after feeds and he's 6 months old! As long as thers no patches that look raw when you rub them, or pain in your breast then it's unlikely to be thrush.
Check out LLL's info, it's always really good:
http://www.llli.org/faq/thrush.html

And it's eprfectly normal for newborns to feed pretty much constantly for a while, you're doing amazing



 
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I'm in a power struggle for the proper day to care for my own son and it's HELL!!!



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Old Mar 7th, 2012, 20:23 PM   9
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He's your little boy, not the MIL's! We don't see apes and chimps timing feeds or flinging their young off after 15 minutes, baby and your body are in sync, baby has been used to a constant influx of calories and nutrients when in your womb, he's not used to this 'eat then stop' stuff, takes time . You have every right to ask the mil to leave, or just nod and smile then ignore her. Let her know you have access to proper advice, LLL offer a great support service too, and trust your body and your baby



 
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OH and by the way, you profile pic photo is absolutely gorgeous!



 
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