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has anyone heard about breastmilk helping baby acne?

When it is applied to the acne itself its supposed to clear it up faster. Anyone tried this and did it work for you? ty :o)


Asked by Bearsjen at 7:01 PM on Jun. 1, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • I've used it on my own acne, and I believe it helped.

    Answer by Krysta622 at 8:38 PM on Jun. 1, 2009

  • Breast milk is awesome for a million things. But I've never thought about baby acne since it isn't a problem that needs to be fixed.

    Answer by jus1jess at 7:10 PM on Jun. 1, 2009

  • I know breast milk helps with pink eye. But I don't know about baby acne?

    Answer by CamiiiCompasion at 7:16 PM on Jun. 1, 2009

  • My best friends baby was breastfed, and after every feeding, it made him break out. The milk on his skin caused the I guess it depends on the baby.

    Answer by lynnseyfaye at 7:38 PM on Jun. 1, 2009

  • I'm thinking that it might work due to the natural immune properties of breastmilk.

    Answer by teamquinn at 8:05 PM on Jun. 1, 2009

  • i've tried it but who knows if it made it go away faster... can't hurt

    Answer by Jan0609momma at 8:09 PM on Jun. 1, 2009

  • I will post in a journal if it helps or not I just tried it today. Baby acne is caused from the withdrawl from my female hormones after birth and thats also why it passes, but I think that has to do with the healing properties.

    Answer by Bearsjen at 9:26 PM on Jun. 1, 2009

  • Make sure it's not just a rash from bath products-like Johnsons. Milk can do wonders for skin ailments. Try it out.

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:16 AM on Jun. 2, 2009

  • anon6:16 the doc diagnosed it so its not a rash :o), but you are right the bath products like johnsons are very drying. I have been using breastmilk since this post and his acne is completely gone except some flakiness around his eye. :o)

    Answer by Bearsjen at 5:16 PM on Jun. 3, 2009