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    louisouis is offline Registered User
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    baby pimples

    My 6 week old baby had developed some tiny pimples (tiny bumps) on his face for the past 2 weeks, they become very red right after his bath. At first I thought it was caused my application of moisturiser (Mustela) and the hot weather. But since then I had stopped applying moisturiser and switched on the air conditioning whenever the weather gets warm. As I feed my baby with both breastmilk and formula (I have a very pitiful supply of breastmilk... but never mind.. that is another story), I was told that it could be my breastmilk or the formula (Morinaga)that is too 'heaty'. Will be greatful if you can share your experience.

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    It's probably just baby acne. My second got it. it's quite common and nothing to be worried about - although it's not that attractive;)- it flares up from about 2-6 weeks after birth and can last a few weeks to a few months. I switched to a very mild cleanser (cetaphil) for her face and it cleared in a few weeks. if it looks like it's spreading elsewhere on their body or turning from pimple looking things to more of a rash than you should take your baby in as maybe it is a reaction to, most likely, the formula. all the best.

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    It does sound a lot like baby acne. My little boy got it at about 2 weeks (lots of little red pimples all over his face) and now at 10 weeks it's almost completely gone. I was advised by the midwife and doctor not to put anything on it (moisturiser, cleanser etc.) and not to wash it too often (i.e. more than once a day) so as to let it clear up by itself - which it did.
    Hope this helps!

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    My daughter has baby acne too (She is solely breastfed). Her Pediatrician said I should stop consuming dairy and spicy food as she might be reacting to it. Other plausible causes I came across are hormones babies receive from their mother at the end of pregnancy and humid Hong Kong weather. Anyhow I have been using Physiogel cream and they seem to be getting better each day.

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    Now here's something I do know about. My first son got the little spots and being a first time Mum I convinced myself he would be scared for life, picked on at school etc. I asked everyone about them, midwife, doctor, health visitor, consultant paediatrician. I used to stare at them in the morning while I fed him and check again in the evening to see if they had gone down. I was obsessed with the spots.

    Anyway no one could give me a definite answer and after a few weeks they disappeared and my little man's skin returned to being perfect again and I calmed down. My second and third also had the little spots, but this time I wasn't so obsessed.

    I didn't do anything or change anything the spots just disappeared of their own accord. There were no marks left at all. I know they don't look very nice, but they will go honestly. It's another one of those little things people don't tell you about when you're having a baby. Good luck and try to relax about it.

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    Yes, this is common but what ever you do, DO NOT scratch or "pick" at them. It will leave a spot for MONTHS. Just a note from experience.

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