Newborn little bodies are susceptible to a long list of unpleasant conditions, and the yeast infection known as thrush often causes alarm in new parents. Luckily, thrush is not usually as serious as it is annoying, but regardless parents should keep an eye on it — especially in very young babies. So how well do you know thrush? Take the quiz to find out!Take the Quiz
Thrush is a term that women rarely concern themselves with prior to motherhood. Defined by A.D.A.M., thrush is:
A yeast infection of the mucous membranes of the mouth and tongue. Thrush is caused by forms of a fungus called Candida. This organism lives in your mouth and is usually kept in check by healthy organisms that also live there.
Like many fungi, thrush thrives in warm and moist environments — making baby's mouth and mommy's breast a perfect breeding ground. If undetected, thrush can lead to mastitis.
To see the tips I was told on healing and preventing thrush when my baby girl got it, read more