Quoting Cassius' Mommy :" What does it have to do with his clothes. its in his diaper."
Just in case it happens to be surviving on clothes or towels. Some yeast is awful to get rid of. There are some other good suggestions on this page too. Some only applies only to oral thrush but it's all yeast infection so most of the advice is good for either one.
CHRONIC, RESISTANT CASES OF THRUSH IN MOM OR BABY
Occasionally, yeast can become very stubborn,persistent or recur despite the above treatments. Here are some steps you can take to eradicate the yeast from you and your baby. Some of these steps are extremely time-consuming. Take the steps that you feel are most appropriate for you.
- Hot water over 122º F will kill yeast, either in the laundry, dishwasher, sink, or on your skin (not infants – too hot!).
- Microwaving your undergarments on high for 5 minutes will kill yeast (make sure there’s no metal in the bra).
- Sunlight kills yeast. Hang infected clothing outside to dry in the sun.
- Freezing does not kill yeast.
- Stored breastmilk pumped during an active yeast infection of the breasts should be dumped (this will make pumping moms cringe, but should be done if necessary).
- Dishwashers – use the hot water setting when washing infected items.
- For infected items that you choose to hand wash (such as pump parts, bottles, artificial nipples, pacifiers, and teethers) dip these into a 10% bleach solution before thoroughly rinsing. Wear rubber gloves for this.
- Disinfect daily any item that comes in contact with mom’s breasts, baby’s bottom or mouth. This includes breast shells, breast pads, bras, spit-up rags, pump parts, artificial nipples, pacifiers, teethers, toothbrushes, toys, clothing, underwear and cloth diapers.
- Towels and washcloths can harbor yeast so they should be used once and then washed in very hot water and sun-dried.
- If needed, use disposable items such as paper towels, napkins, cups and plastic utensils for extreme family cases.
- White vinegar added to baths or washing machines can help kill yeast.
As you can see, some of these measures are extremely inconvenient. Only do these if you have a very resistant case of thrush effecting you or baby.
For another discussion on this problem, click herehttp://www.askdrsears.com/topics/childhood-illnesses/thrush