Along with all the other unfortunate aches and pains that usually accompanies childbirth, I was blessed with a yeast infection. (Sorry dudes, if this is TMI).
Since I had a yeast infection, the midwife said it was more than likely that Ella had thrush, which is a similar problem only it's in the mouth area. She recommended a few days treatment of Violet Gentian.
(Readers of The Secret History of the Pink Carnation will understand why use of Violet Gentian made me giggle.)
Believe me, when the directions for use warn that Gentian Violet stains, they aren't kidding. The stuff is positively purple-y lethal.
Thankfully the staining around her lips and mouth went away after the treatment was done, and her thrush is all gone!