Expressed milk: Safe when being treated for thrush?
Can I offer my son my expressed milk the following day even though we're being treated for thrush?Question:
You can safely feed your son your previously expressed milk, even though you and your baby are being treated for thrush. Do not freeze the milk for use in the future, or use the expressed milk once you are no longer being treated, as reinfection may occur.
To help rid you and your little guy of thrush, remember to boil all pump parts, except the gasket, that are in contact with your milk. Also boil pacifiers and bottle nipples once a day for a minimum of five minutes. Each week, throw away those used bottle nipples and pacifiers, and replace with new ones. And keep washing your hands. It's one of the best, and easiest, defenses against infection. Best wishes!Answer: