white tongue

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  1. spacebaby

    spacebaby Well-Known Member

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    In the last few days our 3 week old has developed a really white tongue, thought it was just the milk at first but it looks like it might be something else. Nurse said it could be thrush but would expect to see it on the inside of the cheeks as well and also gf's nipples would get red and sore and neither of those things has happened yet.

    Anyone else noticed this?
     
  2. Tsia

    Tsia My MyloMan - he turned 1!

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    sometimes my baby gets a white tongue.. he used to get it only on tongue and gums, very rarely on inside of cheeks. I went to docs and they gave me a gel to apply.. clears it up in no time. :)
     
  3. TigerLady

    TigerLady CaveTiger Clan Mama

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    Sounded like thrush to me -- did you mean 3 yr old? Is the 3 yr old still nursing?

    If they are... then I would definitely say thrush. Sometimes the LO gets it first and then it shows up on mom's nipples after that. I would get it checked and treated asap.
     
  4. lfernie

    lfernie Guest

    Yeah sounds like thrush, my LO had this aswell only on his tongue but then after a while started getting fussy then after about a week I got the breast pain but not so much red nipples or anything but we both got treated for thrush x
     
  5. spacebaby

    spacebaby Well-Known Member

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    Sorry meant 3 week old.
     
  6. TigerLady

    TigerLady CaveTiger Clan Mama

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    Yep -- definitely likely to be thrush then... get it treated before it gets out of control. Your poor OH will be miserable if transers to her bbs. Makes BFing very hard -- would hate to see her give it up because of thrush!
     
  7. shaunanicole

    shaunanicole Guest

    Ava gets a little bit on white on her tongue sometimes and the doctor told me to give her an ounce of water to wash the milk off her tongue so it doesn't develop into thrush. :shrug:
     
  8. kelly2903

    kelly2903 mum2princess an expectin

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    sounds like thrush to me easily treated though x
     

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