How is thrush transmitted? While oral thrush in adults is not considered contagious, thrush can be passed back and forth from mother to infant during breast-feeding. Mothers can have yeast on the nipple that is spread to the infant, or the infant passes thrush to the nipples during breast-feeding.
Can my baby catch my thrush?
If your baby has thrush, anything they put in their mouth can also spread thrush. It’s important to sterilize pacifiers, teething rings, and bottle nipples to avoid this. Oral thrush from your baby can also be transmitted to your breasts during feeds.
Can a mother pass thrush to her baby?
Too much candida is the same culprit responsible for vaginal yeast infections and some diaper rashes on babies. During vaginal deliveries, yeast from the mom often passes to the baby. This is why thrush is most common in infants. It usually takes hold during the birth process.
Can I bath with my baby if I have thrush?
If possible, avoid bathing your child at all when they have a yeast infection, opting for quick showers and sponge baths instead. Keep in mind that scented soaps or bubble bath may irritate or prolong yeast infections.
Can you pass thrush through pumped milk?
In fact, according to La Leche League International (LLLI,) the milk you pump during a thrush outbreak can be safely given to your baby within a few hours of pumping. Just be careful not to give your baby milk that was frozen during a thrush outbreak, because freezing the milk doesn’t kill the yeast.
Why does my baby keep getting thrush?
Thrush often occurs when mother or baby has taken antibiotics. Antibiotics treat infections from bacteria. They can also kill “good” bacteria, and this allows yeast to grow. The yeast thrives in warm, moist areas.