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Lesli - posted on 07/24/2009
Do you mean thrush? If you think she has it, go to a doctor and get an anti-fungal. If you're breastfeeding, you may need some for yourself as well. It's pretty easily cleared. As for preventing it, I found this.
Preventing Oral Thrush
Tips that may help prevent oral thrush include:
Giving baby sterilized water to drink after breastfeeding to rinse any milky residue away.
Be sure to clean and sterilize bottles and pacifiers thoroughly and allow to dry.
Let your nipples air dry between feedings.
Consider supplementing if you know you have taken or need to take a course of antibiotics. The good news is that oral thrush is rarely serious and can be treated relatively easily when it is discovered. If you think you or your newborn might be suffering from a oral thrush, be sure to contact your healthcare provider for an accurate diagnosis before attempting any treatment methods.
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