Does your baby suffer from oral thrush? Use Cocoslove coconut oil while breastfeeding
If your child is suffering from oral thrush, you will see white patches on his or her tongue, the inside of the cheeks or on the palate that resemble cottage cheese. The baby’s gums will be raw and red, and may even bleed. And you can be sure your baby will suffer pain when drinking.
Thrush can also result in an infection on a baby’s bottom, because once it is active the fungus can easily travel to the diaper. To prevent or treat oral thrush use Cocoslove coconut oil. Rub Cocoslove coconut oil regularly in your child’s mouth, and be very gentle when thrush has already made an appearance.
Why Cocoslove coconut oil can help to stop thrush
Thrush is a fungal disease and when you breastfeed it can also affect your breasts. So where does thrush, or Candidiasis, come from? Everyone carries it, with Candida appearing in your skin, your intestines and elsewhere. Under normal circumstances your digestive system keeps it in check, but sometimes it can grow uncontrollably.
Breastfeeding is the perfect environment for this growth, with warmth, sweetness and moisture all present in your tot’s mouth when being breastfed. Thrush can lead to infections for both a child and your breasts. If you breastfeed, then treat your nipples with Cocoslove coconut oil to combat the harmful bacteria.
How do I recognise thrush when breastfeeding?
Some mothers do not even notice when their nipples have from a Candida infection – they do not suffer from any pain. That is why you must pay close attention to the symptoms – red or pink shiny nipples with white spots, lesions on your nipples that don’t heal, itchy nipples that become oversensitive when, for example, they rub against clothing, a burning sensation in your nipples, or when your nipples hurt when you are not breastfeeding.
Consult a health professional in order to determine whether you are actually suffering from thrush. It could also be that your baby is not properly latching on, causing your nipples to hurt.
Cocoslove coconut oil soothes thrush in both mother and child
Cocoslove coconut oil has natural antibacterial properties. When your baby is suffering from oral thrush, treat both your baby and your breasts, otherwise the infection will recur. Treat your child’s mouth with Cocoslove coconut oil by rubbing the inside of the mouth and the palate regularly with Cocoslove coconut oil. Also rub onto your nipples, especially when the skin has lesions and is dry. Cocoslove coconut oil will soothe both you and your child.
Always treat a thrush infection. That’s because there is always a risk that the infection becomes serious – for you too, if it spreads to the milk ducts. Treat your nipples with Cocoslove coconut oil from the moment your baby is born to prevent any infections from the start. As a mother-to-be or a breastfeeding mother, also swallow a spoon of Cocoslove coconut oil every day to nourish yourself from the inside out.