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My twins both have white patches in their mouths and a white coating on their tongues that doesn't wash off. That makes me think they have thrush, right? But I have no symptoms at all-- no redness, no nipple or breast pain or itching, nothing. Could it be that they have thrush but I don't?
 

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Yes. Or more likely, you are all infected but they have symptoms and you do not. You will all need treatment at the same time, otherwise you will be at risk to pass it back and forth. Passing it back and forth can seem endless, trust me.
 

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My dd has the same thing on her tongue. When I went to the breastfeeding clinic, the doc told me it was thrush. He said a lot of babies have it and not the mom, and that the protocol (established by Dr. Jack Newman) is to only treat if the mom has symptoms.<br><br>
That said, I still did a course of gentian violet just in case. But there's still some white on her tongue, and I still don't have any symptoms.
 
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