What Should You Do if You or Your Baby Has Oral Thrush?
If your baby is unsettled and not eating well, they may have oral thrush. The infection is common, affecting 1 in 20 babies, particularly in the first few months of their life. But don't worry; oral thrush is easily treated by your dentist. What is oral thrush? Everyone has candida bacteria in their mouths, including your new born. This bacteria is a form of yeast and if too much develops in the mouth—which is likely to happen in someone with a weak immune system such as your baby—then it can develop into a full infection known as thrush.