Does my baby have thrush?
Sometimes restless drinking, when the baby lets go often and makes clicking sounds are attributed to having thrush (candida infection). And when feeding is painful for the mother. However, both tongue tie and thrush can be present. When there is thrush, there is sometimes little to see on the nipples and areola of the mother, in the baby you see white plaques on the mucous membranes on the inside of the lips and cheeks in the mouth.
We often see a “two-tone” tongue. Due to the tongue tie, the front part of the tongue wipes clean (against the inside of the upper jaw) and the back part of the tongue does not, because the tongue is “tied” low in the mouth. You see a white deposit in the taste buds which can be confused with thrush.