Visitor Breastfeeding Question: I have a 7wk old and he has recently developed thrush. I am breastfeeding and unable to pump enough to meet his needs. Is it safe to continue to breastfeed even though he has this? I have him on medication that his ped. gave to me.
Breastfeeding Magazine Response: Not only is it ok to keep breastfeeding, it is still the best thing for him!
The only risk that you may run here is if you two pass it back and forth. For this reason, BOTH of you should be treated for it whether or not you show symptoms.
You will need to either have a systemic to topical treatment prescribed to clear up anything you may have in addition to your baby’s treatment.Common thrush treatments can be found here.
Keep feeding your baby the best food on earth, but make sure that both of you get rid of the thrush!