Paloma Faith reveals she and newborn baby are both battling thrush after 'challenging month'

PALOMA Faith and her newborn baby are both battling thrush – as she admitted it has been a "challenging month".

The singer recently welcomed her second child, a daughter, with her partner of eight years Leyman Lahcine.

And Paloma, 39, revealed she has been suffering from the yeast infection in a candid post on Instagram today, writing: "It’s been a month!

"Obviously nothing is straight forward. We both have thrush (my nipples, her mouth), have been on Daktarin gel for her and Daktacort for me, plus Fluconodzole 50mg tablet (daily for a week now) and probiotics – and it feels like it’s just getting worse! WHERE IS THE MIRACLE CURE PLEASE?!

"I’m not very patient so all this ‘try this try that’ with newborns is very challenging for me. I like instant solutions!"

She went on: "Bubs is doing well and started to open her eyes and really look now, which is wonderful. Reflux still in full force and trying to learn some upright feeding positions now that she is bigger.

"Don’t want to try the prescription meds, all the media about them is too scary.

"Had a day yesterday where all I wanted to do was cry.

"I’m starting to get twitchy about being able to exercise but have to wait for the 6 week sign off….. TWO TO GO!"

The mum of two, whose partner of eight years is artist Leyman Lahcine, is set to open up about her struggles to have a second child in a BBC 2 documentary on Saturday.

The star had two failed IVF transfers and a miscarriage before having a second child.

In BBC Two documentary Paloma Faith: As I Am she also reveals she had suicidal thoughts after jet lag left her feeling “mentally unstable”.

She said that in her anguish she tried to “unbolt the window” of her hotel room.

The horror incident hit Paloma after she had flown 10,500 miles to Sydney for her shows in 2009.

She said: “I’ve had really bad experiences coming to Australia.

“The first time I ever experienced jet lag, I got a bit disoriented and mentally unstable and had to cancel the tour.

"I contemplated suicide.”


EVERY 90 minutes in the UK a life is lost to suicide.

It doesn't discriminate, touching the lives of people in every corner of society – from the homeless and unemployed to builders and doctors, reality stars and footballers.

It's the biggest killer of people under the age of 35, more deadly than cancer and car crashes.

And men are three times more likely to take their own life than women.

Yet it's rarely spoken of, a taboo that threatens to continue its deadly rampage unless we all stop and take notice, now.

That is why The Sun launched the You're Not Alone campaign.

The aim is that by sharing practical advice, raising awareness and breaking down the barriers people face when talking about their mental health, we can all do our bit to help save lives.

Let's all vow to ask for help when we need it, and listen out for others… You're Not Alone.

If you, or anyone you know, needs help dealing with mental health problems, the following organisations provide support:

  • CALM,, 0800 585 858
  • Heads Together,
  • Mind,, 0300 123 3393
  • Papyrus,, 0800 068 41 41
  • Samaritans,, 116 123

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