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Healing Thrush Naturally


Hello Dear Ones,

So, my baby boy has been dealing with thrush (or oral yeast infection) for the last week or so. It all started when I noticed a white build up on his tongue. I instantly knew that it was thrush trying to develop and started wiping his mouth out throughout the day. Despite my best efforts, the patch slowly started to turn gray......then a dull ghastly green. Oftentimes, thrush will clear up on it's own and with him being my third baby I was more confident then some that this was probably a light case.

It wasn't....

Even though I continued to wipe out his mouth every day and limited his sugar intake, the patch turned dark green then {ICK!} almost black! It wasn't hurting him. He wasn't very fussy, though it did seem to itch at times. When I saw the drastic color change, I set out to look for a good treatment for it right away. A lot of people go to the doctor and get an antifungal medicine. Many people also use products for baby thrush that contain gentian violet. Both treatments work very well and have their pros and cons.

For me personally, I decided to go a more natural route (without the staining that comes with gentian violet...it stains ANYTHING it touches so you better be a pro when handling it). I read somewhere that grapeseed extract and coconut oil were great alternatives for treating baby thrush, so I decided to concoct a bit of a solution for my boy. It worked FANTASTICALLY! AND FAST! The thrush started clearing within the hour, and continued to get better over the next three days. Here's the recipe:

Ingredients

-100% Organic Coconut Oil

-100% Organic Grapeseed Extract Oil

Directions

- Mix 1/3c of Coconut Oil and 10 drops of the grapeseed extract until well blended. Store in an airtight container in a relatively cool place.

Application

- Take a Q-tip and dip it into the solution then rub it gently inside baby's mouth three times a day for at least a week after the thrush is no longer visible. If your baby is not down with the Q-Tip method, you can also put the mixture on your baby's bottle or sippy cup nipples and spouts. Also put it on your nipples if you're breastfeeding.

*Tips*

- Keep extra coconut oil and grapeseed extract in the fridge to maintain freshness.

- My son doesn't mind the taste at all (more perplexed by it), but I've read that most babies find the grapeseed extract to be a bit bitter.

- If you're a Breastfeeding Mamma the thrush is most likely on your nipples too, even if you aren't having any symptoms. Be sure to clean your nipples with a bit of vinegar and water after every feeding then apply the mixture.

- Rub some mixture on your baby's bottles as it is a natural antifungal and antibacterial.

- Limit sweet snacks, as yeast feeds on sugar.

- Wipe down your baby's hands often or keep socks on them if your baby can't keep them out of his or her mouth. Also try to have a clean teething toy on hand that they can use instead.

I really hope that this helps ladies! I LOVE it and am finding all sorts of other uses for this mixture as well! Good luck Mommin' it up!

"Heal me, O LORD, and I shall be healed..."

~Jeremiah 17:14

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