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cradle cap ?

Posted by on Nov. 19, 2012 at 4:13 PM
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so lo has a very very very mild case of it and i'm trying the baby oil then wash it out tomorrow but after i put the baby oil in i wondered if breast milk would help it.. anyone tried it? if so how much did you use and how did you use it? thanks


by on Nov. 19, 2012 at 4:13 PM
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aehanrahan
by Group Mod - Amy on Nov. 19, 2012 at 4:49 PM
Yes. Breastmilk can help.
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BridgetMc
by Bronze Member on Nov. 19, 2012 at 4:52 PM
Breastmilk didn't cure ours. My daughter had a mild case but we tried breastmilk, coconut oil, baby hair lotion and none of those worked. Good old Head and Shoulders cleared it right up and it hasn't returned.
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krbooth
by on Nov. 19, 2012 at 6:06 PM
Nothing worked on my sons except redken men's bar soap.
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mostlymaydays
by Group Mod-Stacy on Nov. 19, 2012 at 6:24 PM
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All of my 4 babies had it, though the boys got it much earlier than the girls, same as the baby acne. I just took it as a rite of passage for newborns. I did rub some expressed breastmilk into their scalp and I would use a soft baby brush to gently work up the flakes, or I'd pick a little at it while they nursed. Yep, I felt like a mama monkey picking bugs from her baby. ;-)

aehanrahan
by Group Mod - Amy on Nov. 19, 2012 at 7:33 PM
The milk didn't heal it. It just softened it enough to comb it up. I liked using it better than putting baby oil in his hair.
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mollysmom328
by Stephanie on Nov. 19, 2012 at 7:42 PM

Coconut oil was the only thing that worked for me.  After 15 months of cradle cap I used coconut oil and it never came back.

mweber
by on Nov. 19, 2012 at 10:42 PM
My dr suggested Crisco....worked like a charm!
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misasue
by on Nov. 19, 2012 at 11:55 PM
Crisco in a can? How did you use it?


Quoting mweber:

My dr suggested Crisco....worked like a charm!

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misasue
by on Nov. 19, 2012 at 11:56 PM
Where do you get it?


Quoting mollysmom328:

Coconut oil was the only thing that worked for me.  After 15 months of cradle cap I used coconut oil and it never came back.


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misasue
by on Nov. 19, 2012 at 11:58 PM
I pick too LOL


Quoting mostlymaydays:

All of my 4 babies had it, though the boys got it much earlier than the girls, same as the baby acne. I just took it as a rite of passage for newborns. I did rub some expressed breastmilk into their scalp and I would use a soft baby brush to gently work up the flakes, or I'd pick a little at it while they nursed. Yep, I felt like a mama monkey picking bugs from her baby. ;-)


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