What Does Thrush Feel Like Breastfeeding?

Symptoms of nipple thrush include: itchy, flaky, or shiny skin on the areola or nipples.

red or cracked nipples.

stabbing feeling deep within your breasts during or between feedings.

How do I know if I have thrush breastfeeding?

Symptoms of thrush in a mother

  • Burning nipple pain.
  • Flaking skin on the nipple or areola.
  • Shiny skin on the nipple or areola.
  • Painful breasts without tender spots or sore lumps.
  • Stabbing pains in the breasts behind the areola.

What does thrush on nipples look like?

Signs and Symptoms

Thrush can show up on your breasts or in your baby’s mouth. Irritation of the Nipples: Thrush may make your nipples look shiny or flaky, or you may see small blisters or white patches on the skin around your nipples. Diaper Rash: A yeast infection on your baby’s bottom looks like a red, bumpy rash.

How do you get rid of thrush when breastfeeding?

After nursing, rinse your nipples in a solution of 1 cup water mixed with 1 tbsp of white vinegar or baking soda. Pat dry and apply antifungal cream. Instead of a topical cream your doctor may prescribe an oral antifungal medication such as Diflucan (Fluconazole) to be taken daily for 14 days.

How do I know if its thrush?

Signs and symptoms may include: Creamy white lesions on your tongue, inner cheeks, and sometimes on the roof of your mouth, gums and tonsils. Slightly raised lesions with a cottage cheese-like appearance. Redness, burning or soreness that may be severe enough to cause difficulty eating or swallowing.