MOTHER AND BABY TIP #4 – Don’t let nipple thrush ruin your mother baby time
There is no doubt that one of the most special parts of becoming a mother is the opportunity to breastfeed your new born child. Breastfeeding has many benefits for both you and your baby, including improved immunity to illness and optimal growth and development for your baby as well as fantastic bonding opportunity for mum (not to mention that breastfeeding potentially assists in losing baby weight!). However, the joy of breastfeeding can often be hampered for mums by the onset of nipple thrush.
Nipple thrush (candida albicans) is a fungal infection that can affect both your breasts and your baby’s mouth during breastfeeding. Nipple thrush often occurs during breastfeeding as the nipples provide the perfect warm, moist environment that thrush thrives in.
- Burning, itching, stinging or stabbing sensations in the breast (this pain can occur both during feeding and at times when not feeding)
- Bright pink, red, shiny or dry and flaky nipples. In some cases a white rash may occur.
- Cracked nipples that do not heal
- Signs of thrush may also be present in your baby’s mouth or nappy area. Thrush in the mouth appears as white patches in the mouth (similar to milk curds), whilst thrush in the nappy area (nappy rash) will appear as a bright red rash.
Botáni’s Phytoseptic Anti-fungal Cream offers a fantastic natural solution to both mothers experiencing nipple thrush and babies experiencing nappy rash. Containing potent plant actives known for their antibacterial properties, Phytoseptic is proven to be effective in the treatment of candida infections, in fact Phytoseptic is proven to kill the candida infection at a 99.99% kill rate in just 30 minutes! It is also shown to kill the secondary infections that often follow, providing a holistic treatment that mother’s can trust. It’s triple action formulation; that provides comprehensive antifungal, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory benefits; is also approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) providing recognition of Phytoseptic’s safety and efficacy in therapeutic use.
Jenna @ Botáni x
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