Candida

Finally, Candida infections can occur on your nipples and/or in your baby’s mouth. You might experience a burning sensation in your nipple with breastfeeding or red, cracked nipples. You baby may have a white film on his or her tongue which is called thrush. If either of you get a yeast infection, it is important for your doctor(s) to treat both you and your infant or else you will just keep passing the infection back and forth to each other. In addition, you will need to sterilize all of your equipment (including nursing bras, breast pads, bottles, and artificial nipples) to get rid of the fungus.

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