Babies who are at the age of two months do not rule out getting canker sores due to the increasing candida yeast infection. The increase in candida fungus can occur because the immune system is still immature, so that the baby is less able to fight infection or the presence of antibiotics has reduced the level of healthy bacteria in the baby’s body, allowing the spread of the candida fungus more widely. In addition, your role as a mother is closely related to the growth of the baby and can also increase the growth of candida fungus, such as taking antibiotics while breastfeeding, you have thrush while breastfeeding or you have thrush triggers when your baby is born.
Basically knowing early on whether your baby has thrush or not is very difficult especially for those of you who have to know the baby’s emotions through crying. If your baby cries after or is getting breast milk it can be a sign of a problem with his oral health. You can use the help of light to detect thrush in your baby. Generally, you can see changes in the tongue if there is a white part besides the milk residue or there is a red part in certain parts of the mouth. Thrush in babies will interfere with digestion so that it will cause diaper rash in babies. Limited intake in infants makes you confused in dealing with canker sores in babies so you have to be very careful because the baby’s sensitivity cannot be equated with toddlers or adults.
Here’s how to treat thrush in babies that you can do:
1. Paying attention to the consumption of breastfeeding mothers
The nutrients produced from breast milk will help your baby deal with canker sores. For babies with thrush, you can consume foods rich in probiotics such as yogurt or probiotic supplements (with doctor’s advice) to help balance your body so that it can minimize the development of candida mushrooms. Your diet should be considered, such as avoiding processed foods and foods that contain too high sugar because it will trigger the development of candida mushrooms. The content of garlic can be used as one of the benefits in treating thrush in babies.
2. Traditional cream
You can use traditional cream using coconut oil. Coconut oil contains natural anti-fungal properties. Apply it on your nipples so that it can reduce the development of candida fungus. In addition, it also contains apple cider vinegar which can be a traditional cream that can be rubbed on your nipples.
Help from the sun in the morning can avoid thrush in babies. You can do this prevention by getting your baby to sunbathe in the morning because the candida fungus will develop in a damp and dark place. Try to get your baby’s room to get adequate air circulation and also exposure to sunlight.