Oral Candidiasis Meaning, Causes and More

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Symptoms of Oral Candidiasis in Babies and Nursing Mothers

In addition to the other thrush symptoms, babies may be irritable and have trouble feeding. They may pass the infection to their mothers while breastfeeding, possibly causing unpleasant symptoms in the mother's breasts.

If a nursing mother develops Candida infections in her breasts, her nipples may be cracked, red, itchy and sensitive, and she may notice flaky or shiny skin on the areolas. The breasts may develop deep, stabbing pain, and nursing may cause discomfort.1‘Oral Thrush.’ Mayo Clinic, Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, 8 Mar. 2018, www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/oral-thrush/symptoms-causes/syc-20353533

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