How To Clean Baby Tongue Thrush
Caring for your baby’s oral health during a case of thrush is simple. Aside from using the medication as prescribed, limit nipple and pacifier time, leading to more irritation. When you’re not using the thrush medication (which typically needs to sit on the thrush for 30 minutes), clean your baby’s mouth as you would normally: wrap your finger with gauze or a washcloth, wet it with water, and move around in circular motions to massage the gums carefully and to remove any remaining bits of food or milk.
There’s no manual for caring for your baby, so anything unusual, like a newborn’s white tongue, can cause concern. But if your baby does develop a case of thrush, don't worry. Most infections are non-threatening and treatable and will go away in a few days with the proper care and treatment—something you and your newborn can smile about.