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Reversing And Preventing Baby Yeast Infection

Apr 10, 2008
Yeast Infection in Babies - The Remedy for Baby Yeast Infection that Keeps It Away.

Yeast infection in babies (baby thrush) is normally without danger, although its symptoms may be very distressful for the baby affected. It is a kind of Candida infection occurring mainly in babies two months old or less. Nevertheless, older children may be impacted as well.

Yeast infection in babies has few symptoms. Thrush in a baby usually displays as gray or white lacing of coagulation on the oral mucosal surfaces and the tongue. The behavior of the baby is where initial and strong signs of baby thrush are to be observed. Also, for a baby with this condition, it will probably refuse to keep the pacifier in its mouth. A baby suffering from this infection may demonstrate mood changes accompanied by irritability, frustration and annoyment, especially at feeding time.

A variety of yeast bacteria are often present in everyone's body in tiny amounts, but yeast can multiply very fast in an infected body. For example, up to 20% of pregnant women can suffer from excessive yeast production. While pregnant or giving birth, through the birth canal, women in this condition can transmit the infection to their child. Babies often have a weak immune system; they can suffer from this condition because of these causal aspects.

Babies can also suffer candidiasis for the following reasons:

1. Antibiotics treatment. Antibiotics inhibit the correct functioning of the immune system, favoring candida growth excessively.

2. The use of dirty pacifiers or bottles.

3. Breastfeeding with a yeast-infected mother.

4. Conditions of warmness or humidity.

First of all, there are typically no veritable consequences in the Candida infection of a baby. However, secondary effects of dehydration and poor feeding can be reasons for concern. In the first phase of infection, obvious secondary effects are often distress and problems that the baby has in sucking or swallowing. In advanced stages, yeast infection for babies can move through the intestines to cause diaper rash. Additionally, complications linked to Candida infection may lead to high fever requiring immediate medical attention.

The mutual infection caused by breastfeeding of mother and child is yet another problem related to baby thrush. This can be very painful for the mother and moving the baby to alternate or artificial sources of milk may happen to soon.

Baby yeast infection will often go away by itself without the need for further medical intervention. Nonetheless, if pain and poor feeding are brought on by a baby's yeast infection, the advice to parents is to consult a pediatrician for the right solution.

In general and for a recurring infection, a holistic / alternative treatment is strongly indicated. Overall, for baby thrush, prevention is better than cure. Some lactation consultants suggest keeping nipples rinsed and dry all the time as yeast likes moisture, and specifically, rinsing the nipples before feeding. Many physicians and paraprofessionals give recommendations that both the pacifier and the bottle nipple undergo sterilization before use.

For baby nutrition, small amounts of non-gluten grains such as amaranth and quinoa can be given. Apart from that, I recommend eliminating candida-provoking foods from your baby's food program (remove all refined carbohydrates and gluten grains, for instance).

Reduction or elimination of red meat, food which is preserved and canned, fruit (other than lemons, limes and cranberries), mold-favoring foodstuffs such as corn, foods rich in yeast like mushrooms and vinegar (but not Apple Cider Vinegar), dairy produce (above all from cow's milk; goat's milk and sheep's milk produce can be taken in moderation), caffeine and egg whites.

Give your children anti-Candida and cleansing foods, and at the same time supplement their intake with vitamins and minerals to boost their immune system, including a daily dose of probiotics, to follow my second recommendation.

A significant positive change in the condition of your baby's yeast infection can be accomplished simply by following these few actions.
About the Author
Linda D. Allen is a medical researcher, health consultant and author of the #1 best-selling e-book Yeast Infection No More. To Learn More About Linda Allen's Unique 5-Step Holistic Yeast Infection Cure System Visit: Baby Yeast Infection.
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