Thrush is a common oral yeast infection that may cause white patches on your baby's tongue and make sucking and feeding uncomfortable. Learn more about thrush in Author: Whattoexpect.
Thrush refers to a type of yeast infection that develops in moist areas on the body, especially under the chin of a drooling infant or in the form of a diaper rash. Oral thrush is a common type of infection that occurs in the mouth of babies.
An infant can develop a vaginal yeast infection from an overgrowth of the fungi that thrive naturally in and on the body. Oral thrush, a yeast infection of the mouth, can lead to vaginal yeast infection when the fungi is passed through the feces and makes contact with the d: Jun 17, Though older infants can develop thrush, it is more common in younger infants. Symptoms of Infant Thrush. The first symptom of infant thrush most new moms recognize is thick, white skin with patches that look like ricotta or cottage cheese. The white patches cannot be removed with a wash cloth or gauze and forcibly removing thrush may cause bleeding.