The day little Jude was born, I noticed when he yawned little white balls or cysts on the roof of his mouth. A few days later, I was told that they could be a sign of thrush...a not so uncommon ailment in infants. Shortly after this, I began feeling a burning sensation in my breasts following breastfeeding so I promptly began the treatment of thrush. I could get into the topic of thrush for a long time here but I will save that for another post. For now, let's focus on the little white bumps on the roof of baby's mouth. (Below is not a picture of my baby but that of one found on Wikipedia with the same bumps Jude has:)
Epstein Pearls". Unlike thrush, these spots are simply tiny filled papules or cysts that are completely harmless and eventually go away on their own. So I guess once again I worried about nothing...
I am amazed at how much I still have yet to learn about babies even though I am doing this for the second time!
Hope you are all having a great weekend,