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02 February 2015

Volume 23 | Issue 2

ISSN (Print): 0969-4900

ISSN (Online): 2052-4307

Candida and breastfeeding

Candida albicans is the most common naturally occurring candida species found as a commensal on the mucosal tissue of mother and child It is also a pathogen that can cause fungal infections in both mother and baby These infections may result in nipple and breast pain for the women and feeding difficulties for the infant It is found less frequently in bottle-fed babies but can still cause concern for mother and child (Zöllner and Jorge, 2003)

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