How to treat nipple thrush naturally and what exactly is it?
Symptoms of nipple thrush can include:
- Itching nipples or breasts
- Cracking or pain around feeding time
Characteristics of nipple thrush
- Burning, itching, tender or stinging nipples
- A deep ache or a burning sensation that radiates through the breast
- Pain to be experienced both immediately after and between feeds
- The nipple/s may appear bright pink; the areola may be reddened, dry or flaky.
- Nipple damage (eg. cracking)
- Signs of thrush may be present in your baby's mouth and/or on your baby's bottom
How to treat nipple thrush naturally
- Avoid soap in order to reduce further irritation and use one of Botáni's gentle cleansers Botáni's Olive Soothing Cleanser, Olive Cleansing Bar or 5-in-1 PhytoBody Wash to soothe affected areas.
- Directly after the Baby has been removed from the breast, apply Phytoseptic to the affected area and leave this on until the next feed.
- Gently remove any obvious residue with a warm damp cloth.
- Apply after every feed and continue to apply for 2 weeks after symptoms cease.
- The baby should be treated orally with an appropriate neo-natal anti-fungal treatment whether thrush is apparent or not.
- OlivÃ©ne Balm will assist in preventing cracked nipples