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    jaetee is offline Registered User
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    Baby's Mouth Hygiene

    I have been BFing baby for 3 months, but have never cleaned her mouth. I had been advised not to do so by a lactation consultant, but now she has a sour milk smell in her mouth and her tongue is furry with residue.

    Should we be cleaning out baby's mouth, and how do I do this?

    Any advice is greatly appreciated. :)

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    mintycat is offline Registered User
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    I think perhaps the reason she wants you to clean the baby's mouth is probably because she is worried about thrush? Is the furry residue white? I never cleaned my baby's mouth but then again, I BF but pumped pretty much exclusively for my DD.

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    Yes I do...

    I do clean my 3 month old baby's mouth. I breastfeed exclusively, and yes she's got white stuff on her tongue. I use cotton cloth or baby handkerchief and boiled water. I wrap the cotton on my pointer, dip it in the water then gently rub her gums and tongue. I hope this helps!:crib

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    lagu-lagu,
    thanks for the tip - i might give it a try since the residue is a bit furry.

    mintycat,
    i was worried it was thrush, but her doctor says it isnt, so i think it is just furry tongue from the bf milk residue?

    thanks again for the replies. :)

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    i did exactly the same as lagu lagu starting when baby was newborn.

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