Cleaning Baby’s White Tongue After Feeding?

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How do you clean a baby’s white tongue after feeding?

1 Answer:

Hello,

White tongue in babies that occurs after breastfeeding, especially formula milk, is very often encountered, the white deposits arise because the milk crust is not immediately rinsed or cleaned so that it will accumulate thicker.

To get rid of these complaints, you can clean the baby's tongue every time it takes a bath by using clean gauze moistened with a little water and then rubbing the tongue with gauze rolled up on one of the mother's fingers. You can also give plain water after each feeding so that the water can rinse off the remaining milk crust. However, giving water should be done when the baby is >4 months old.

A white baby's tongue is usually caused by a yeast infection. This condition can make the baby not want to eat or drink accompanied by fussiness and even fever. To treat this fungal infection, you need to take your child to the nearest pediatrician. Special topical antifungal drugs can be prescribed by the doctor after examining your baby.

Tips so that babies are not easily infected with fungi are =

clean your baby's feeding or feeding equipment. Wash your hands before playing or feeding your baby. Clean the breasts thoroughly before and after feeding the baby. I hope this helps.

dr. Yusi

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