Oral thrush is a very common infection in infants that causes irritation in and around a baby’s mouth.
Oral thrush can affect anyone, although it’s most common in infants younger than 6 months and in older adults. A baby with oral thrush might develop cracked skin in the corners of the mouth or whitish patches on the lips, tongue, or inside the cheeks that look a little like cottage cheese but can’t be wiped away
Many babies don’t feel anything at all, but some may be uncomfortable when sucking. Some babies may not feed well because their mouth feels sore.
See your dentist if you think your baby may have thrush.
If your child keeps getting oral thrush, especially if he or she is older than 9 months, talk with your dentist because this might be an indication of another health issue.
Your dentist might suggest a consult with the child’s pediatric doctor.