I had the same problem with milk kefir.Could it be the sugar in milk feeding yeast/candida?
Not likely for two reasons.
The fermentation process uses up the sugars in the milk. If the kefir is not fermented log enough there could still be some sugar present, but longer fermentation would eliminate most is not all the sugar. Although, some people do sweeten their kefir with honey or fruit that would add unfermented sugar to the kefir.
Secondly, the acids formed during the fermentation suppress the growth of Candida by turning off the Candida growth gene.