Treating Oral Thrush
Perhaps you're experiencing pain while breastfeeding, or you've noticed a creamy, white rash inside your baby's mouth. We know you're ready to get this issue resolved quickly! How to treat oral thrush in babies isn't complicated; what's most important is to treat both your thrush and your baby's at the same time. It makes sense for you and your baby to have simultaneous treatment because of how quickly thrush can pass between you while breastfeeding.
We recommend that you see a doctor to discuss the best treatment course for you and your baby. Oral thrush can go away on its own in a few days, so your baby may not even need treatment. If they do need treatment, the good news is that since most treatment is compatible with nursing, you won't have to stop breastfeeding during this time.
Antifungal medication is the most common form of treatment for thrush. Your doctor can prescribe nystatin oral drops for your baby, while a cream or an oral version of the medication will work for your breasts. Once on a treatment plan, symptoms should improve within four or five days, as noted by Seattle Children's Hospital.