… more than you ever wanted to know about thrush
Could We Have Thrush? by Becky Flora, IBCLC
It’s Thrush. Or Is it? by Fleur Bickford, BSc., RN, IBCLC, LLLL
Information Sheet and Care Plan for Yeast (Candida) by Anne Smith, IBCLC. 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
Candida Protocol by Jack Newman, MD
Using Gentian Violet by Jack Newman, MD
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
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.
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.
Yeast Infections of the Nipples and Breasts by Kay Hoover, M Ed, IBCLC
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.
Thrush articles from New Beginnings from the LLLI website
Yeast Invasion by Audra Krystell Kish, from Compleat Mother magazine
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.