Reposted from @mybabystreat.ng - Mouth thrush is a common occurrence in babies especially when we don't clean their mouth regularly starting from about first 4 weeks. Mouth thrush are white patches covering the tongue and possibly spread to other part of the gum.
Mouth thrush is fungal infection which is caused by accumulated residue of food (breast milk inclusive) in the mouth. It can lead to lack of appetite, irritation and even feverish symptoms in some babies. Affected child can even reject breast milk because of soreness cause by the infection.
To prevent mouth thrush in babies, here are some steps to take ; ⭐ with washed hands, dip a napkin in warm drinking water and wrap it around a finger, use the wrapped finger to clean baby's mouth rubbing the tongue. Or use a silicone finger brush. Please don't do this immediately after feeding the baby. Also do not use fluoride paste as the ingestion of it can be harmful to baby. ⭐ always sterilize baby's feeding items. ⭐ always clean the nipples before breastfeeding (most of us are guilty of this) 😎 ⭐ always wash hands after changing diapers. ⭐ overall, proper hygiene should be observed.
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