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skin reaction to breast milk?

i think our little guy is having a skin reaction to breast milk. his little chin is all red. does any one know if there is anything I can do to help this?

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Asked by babyphillips210 at 9:10 AM on Feb. 27, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • it's most likely a bit of moisture rash from nursing. Just clean it and dry it after feedings and it should clear up.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:11 AM on Feb. 27, 2010

  • its not the breastmilk, its probably from being wet. it could also be the beginnings of a yeast infection.

    Answer by Christina2135 at 9:27 AM on Feb. 27, 2010

  • It's a rash from drool etc. keep his face clean and dry and it should clear up in no time.

    Answer by preacherskid at 9:34 AM on Feb. 27, 2010

  • I agree with the above comments....My kids were breastfed and this happened to all 3 of them. Its just the milk that sits on there face while there eating and it causes it to be red. I would just use a soft lil burp rag and wipe his face of while hes still nursing to keep it from chapping. It would be like you putting something wet on your face and leaning against something would prob get a lil rash. Good luck , i hope this helps. It really uncommon anyways for a baby to ever be allergic to there mothers milk. Its the best thing for them!

    Answer by Lovingmykids3 at 10:16 AM on Feb. 27, 2010

  • It's seems like the sugars in the milk cause this (would happen to FF babies too). Just be sure to wipe your baby up after every feeding. If you notice his face is ever sticky from dried milk, use a damp cloth to clean him up.

    Answer by ThrivingMom at 10:44 AM on Feb. 27, 2010

  • Its just from the moisture. To prevent and treat put some vasoline or aquaphor on it. This will form a barrier and prevent the milk or drool from touching his skin. The moisture actually strip the natural oils from the skin, drying it out.

    Answer by Farrahann at 10:58 AM on Feb. 27, 2010

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