Question by  Kevin91 (20)

What could cause tiny white bumps on the tongue and gums of an infant?

I am concerned that my baby may have thrush, a yeast infection, as a result of breast feeding.


Answer by  Brittney (1095)

White bumps are normally a sign of thrush. It is common for babies to get thrush, and you will need to get an antibotic from his/her doctor.


Answer by  technogeek (6640)

The baby either has put something dirty into its mouth, or you have an infection that is being transferred to the baby during nursing. Also, I would check out your diet because whatever you eat is being transferred to the baby.


Answer by  worker6692 (107)

This could be a sign of thrush since its on his tongue as well as his gums. I would suggest taking your child to a pediatrician


Answer by  enkidu87 (130)

This may be due to Candida Albicans, a fungus present in all humans but some people have less bacteria to break down this fungus, thus resulting in the white bumps.


Answer by  SIDDHU (861)

Since infants dont brush teeth and are breast fed sometimes white bumps appear on the tongue. There is nothing to worry. Clean your infants tongue and teeth everyday with honey. This is not any infection.


Answer by  Anonymous

Never give a baby under a year old honey!

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