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white tongue = milk stain? deletemeeeeeeee Due May 9 (boy); 3 kids; Los Angeles, California 6339 posts
May 19th '09

my 3 week old has a white coating on her tongue. im pretty confident its not thrush (no itchy/red nipples, no white patches in her mouth). i poked around on the la leche league site and am guessing she has a milk stained tongue, harmless, but new to me. has anyone had this happen in their newborn?

SarahAnn Due January 21 (boy); 2 kids; Fredericksburg, Virginia 3766 posts
May 19th '09

Yep. My little boy had a white tongue.

Jennifer1022 1 child; Hallowell, Maine 959 posts
May 19th '09

Yup, his tongue is usually white :) It's definitely a milk stain :)

2 Twiztd Princesses 18 kids; Boyertown, Pennsylvania 29201 posts
May 19th '09
Quoting ||christine||:
Heathcliff 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Woodbury, New Jersey 3264 posts
May 19th '09

if you can wipe it away and see some pink its just from the milk if its super thick and clumpy its more than likely thrush.;)

MamaChristina 1 child; West Virginia 118 posts
May 19th '09
Quoting ||christine||:
deletemeeeeeeee Due May 9 (boy); 3 kids; Los Angeles, California 6339 posts
May 19th '09
Quoting SarahAnn:
SarahAnn Due January 21 (boy); 2 kids; Fredericksburg, Virginia 3766 posts
May 19th '09
Quoting ||christine||:
deletemeeeeeeee Due May 9 (boy); 3 kids; Los Angeles, California 6339 posts
May 19th '09
Quoting Jennifer1022:
deletemeeeeeeee Due May 9 (boy); 3 kids; Los Angeles, California 6339 posts
May 19th '09
Quoting Heather & Kcir: