Thrush Resources

July 27, 2011. Posted in: BF Concerns: Child,BF Concerns: Mother

… more than you ever wanted to know about thrush

Compiled by Kelly Bonyata, BS, IBCLC

The Basics | Thrush Treatments | Looking for More? | Mothers’ Stories | Research

The Basics …thorough articles that may be the only information you’ll need

Could We Have Thrush? by Becky Flora, IBCLC

It’s Thrush. Or Is it? by Fleur Bickford, BSc., RN, IBCLC, LLLL

Yeast Infections or Thrush There are also pictures here of thrush in a baby’s mouth and a yeast diaper rash.

Thrush FAQ from LLLI

Thrush and Breastfeeding from The Breastfeeding Network Trust (Scotland)

Pat Gima’s Yeast Treatment Plan, by Patricia Gima, IBCLC

Q&A: Preventing Thrush @ kellymom

Thrush Treatments

Candida Protocol by Jack Newman, MD

Using Gentian Violet by Jack Newman, MD

Preventing and Removing Gentian Violet Stains and More tips on minimizing gentian violet stains

Identifying and Treating Thrush by Cheryl Taylor White. This article has detailed information on treating thrush with Grapefruit Seed Extract. Note that vitamin E oil (mentioned at the end of the article) is not recommended for use on nipples because too much vitamin E can be toxic to baby.

Fluconazole (DiflucanT) by Jack Newman, MD

Diflucan good treatment for nipple/breast yeast in nursing mothers by Becky Flora, IBCLC

Natural remedies for thrush from BabyCenter

Oil of Oregano for thrush? @

Thrush Remedies by Kimberly McGee, from the Natural Mothering website

Coconut oil: Ogbolu DO, Oni AA, Daini OA, Oloko AP. In vitro antimicrobial properties of coconut oil on Candida species in Ibadan, Nigeria. J Med Food. 2007 Jun;10(2):384-7.

Acidophilus Dosage

The other articles on the page also discuss various thrush treatments. If you’re looking for alternative treatments, don’t miss Chris Hafner-Eaton’s article from Mothering, as she includes an extensive discussion of natural remedies.

Looking for More?

Yeast Infections and the Breastfeeding Family: Helping mothers find relief for symptoms and treatment for the infection preserves the breastfeeding relationship by Karen Zeretzke, IBCLC, from Leaven, Vol. 34 No. 5, October-November 1998, pp. 91-96.

Mothers’ Stories

Thrush articles from New Beginnings from the LLLI website

Yeast Invasion by Audra Krystell Kish, from Compleat Mother magazine

Research

Ogbolu DO, Oni AA, Daini OA, Oloko AP. In vitro antimicrobial properties of coconut oil on Candida species in Ibadan, Nigeria. J Med Food. 2007 Jun;10(2):384-7.

Dinsmoor MJ, Viloria R, Lief L, Elder S. Use of intrapartum antibiotics and the incidence of postnatal maternal and neonatal yeast infections. Obstet Gynecol. 2005 Jul;106(1):19-22.