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Newborn with Acne?? PIC

Posted by on Jan. 25, 2010 at 1:23 PM
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Ok I havent called the dr....BUT I have read in all my books that newborns break out. My 3 week old has the complexion of a teenager. I cant find anything that says when to worry or notify the pedi. Has anyone had kids go through this, and how can I help her clear up.

* I havent called her dr because Im not overly concerned...I just wonder why she has them and what might help to clear her up.

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by on Jan. 25, 2010 at 1:23 PM
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mom22tumblebugs
by on Jan. 25, 2010 at 1:24 PM
MommaNanaK
by on Jan. 25, 2010 at 1:24 PM

Yep - totally normal and will clear up on its own - try not to use any lotion or anything on it! 

Just watch the eye area that it doesn't spread to there - and from the pics it looks like normal baby acne!

twinsRus5
by on Jan. 25, 2010 at 1:25 PM

yes, they do get baby acne , especially breastfed babies. Your baby looks more like an allergic reaction to your laundry soap from his/her face rubbing on your shirt. Switch to dreft for awhile and see if that helps.

TheFoo
by on Jan. 25, 2010 at 1:25 PM

Ive heard its common thats why Im not worried but I want to know what I can to to clear it up and what causes it

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McKs0820
by on Jan. 25, 2010 at 1:25 PM

its perfectly normal. Called baby acne and they get it because of all the hormones they were getting from you. that's also why some babies are born with swollen breast, but boys and girls

mama2conor
by on Jan. 25, 2010 at 1:25 PM

Yep, totally normal.  My son had a little bit when he was newborn.


mamaslilpunkin
by Silver Member on Jan. 25, 2010 at 1:26 PM

Is she breastfed and if she is could she maybe be allergic to something you ate? otherwise,I don't know..sorry! I hope it clears up! 

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by on Jan. 25, 2010 at 1:26 PM

My baby has it too... It was really bad for almost 2 weeks, but now is almost gone. The pedi told me its hormonal, and goes away on its own. Shes a gorgeous little baby - I know its frustrating when they get that stuff, but it will be gone soon.

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TheFoo
by on Jan. 25, 2010 at 1:26 PM

Ok Ill wash my stuff with dreft too....I already wash hers in dreft. She is formula fed I only brest fed her, her first 3 days of life

Quoting twinsRus5:

yes, they do get baby acne , especially breastfed babies. Your baby looks more like an allergic reaction to your laundry soap from his/her face rubbing on your shirt. Switch to dreft for awhile and see if that helps.


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twinsRus5
by on Jan. 25, 2010 at 1:28 PM

We had to wash our own clothes in dreft too because it would break their faces out from our shirts.

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