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Old 02-10-2013, 07:25 AM   #13
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Re: Why are yeast infections so common?

Yeast rash is common in babies regardless of the diaper used. The diaper doesn't cause the rash. Yeast loves warm, moist, dark areas so the diaper area is a perfect breeding ground for it. I think if you were on a Pampers forum you would see quite a few posts about it too. Some babies are more prone to it than others. The only difference would be that with a sposie you throw it away and with cloth you have to disinfect them. Any time there is something like antibiotics added that alters the gut flora it is possible. My oldest is the only one to have a serious yeast rash and it was because I had to have antibiotics during labor. He was in sposies at that time. Had I known what I know now I would have been taking probiotics to avoid it. Best way to avoid it otherwise is to change diapers frequently, keep the baby dry, give their bottom lots of air time.
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