My 2 month old daughter had thrush. She’d had it for over a month and I didn’t even know it. I always though thrush was supposed to look like cheese curds inside the mouth. In my daughter it was just a white toungue that looked like milk residue.
I first new something was wrong when I was breastfeeding and she would continuously pop off the breast and cry or fuss. It got the point where I could barely get her to eat and sometimes just offering her the breast would cause her to turn away and cry. It was sad that the thought of breastfeeding was so upsetting to her. I took her to the doctor and public health nurse to see if she had acid reflux. They both said that she did not since she was not spitting up at all. Surprisingly, neither suggested that it could be thrush.
For the next month she continued to fuss and cry while eating. I knew something was wrong, but I just didn’t know what. I saw that she had a white tongue but I just thought it was milk residue. Finally I decided to look more into thrush just in case and sure enough, that’s exactly what it was.
For the next 10 days we treated my daughter with the medicine the doctor prescribed. After only a day she was already eating better. She still had the white tongue for over a week though, that took a bit longer to go away.
She’s eating so much better since we got rid of the thrush! And lucky for me, I never got it. She’s a new baby now, so much more cheery and alert!