A fungal infection, also called a yeast infection or thrush, can form on your nipples or in your breast. This type of infection thrives on milk and forms from an overgrowth of the Candida organism. Candida lives in our bodies and is kept healthy by the natural bacteria in our bodies. When the natural balance of bacteria is upset, Candida can overgrow, causing an infection.
Fungal infections may take several weeks to clear up, so it is important to follow these tips to avoid spreading the infection:
If you or your baby has symptoms of a fungal infection, call both your doctor and your baby’s doctor so
you can be correctly diagnosed and treated at the same time. This will help prevent passing the infection to each other.