Please I’m a first time mother, i went for 6 weeks immunization today and was told by the nurses to 'use either cotton wool or flannel dipped in salt water' to always clean my baby's mouth every morning(though he has a whitish stain on his tongue)should I abide by this teaching pls?
The white stain is caused by the milk the baby drinks. If at all you must clean, cotton wool dipped in clean and ordinary water is fine.There is nothing good about salt for a baby.
If the whitish stain does not come off easily or leaves raw areas when forcefully removed, that may be oral thrush and should be seen by a doctor. Milk stains come off very easily when wiped with soft cloth or face towel dipped in water
No don't use SALTY WATER. PLAIN WATER with clean cloth is what the Dentists recommend