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The Basics …thorough articles that may be the only information you’ll need
Breastfeeding and 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
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
Natural remedies for thrush from BabyCenter
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, there is an extensive discussion of natural remedies at breastfeedingbasics.com.
Taming the Thrush Monster from Mama’s Milk, No Chaser
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.