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    Default pimples on a 3 week old?

    My dd is being breastfed, and has broken out with a really bad case of pimples, is it just from the skin on skin contact from feeding? or something in my diet that is causing this?

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    It's quite common for newborns to get pimples around that time due to all the extra hormones in your milk. Perfectly normal.

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    Total normal, milk pimples. They are from all the hormones. They will disappear in a few weeks.

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    I think 90% of bubbas in my maternal health class had this.

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    thank you both so much ladies, I thought I was eating something to upset her skin!

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    pimple? i don't think so. try keeping your hands away from her face. wash your hand before cuddling with her. and take extra care of her skin.

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    Its just the left over preg hormones in your milk. Its totally normal. My little boy got them SOOOO bad it was horrible.
    Just a warm flannel a couple of times a day if it makes you feel better. they dont bother the bub so dont worry too much about them. DO NOT SQUEEZE THEM!!! they should clear up in a few days!

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    Normal for babies. My midwives told me when my dd was born that that was normal. I believe they call them milk spots. Keep them clean and don't touch. Just a warm washer to clean. They will eventually clear up.

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    My dd has a bad case of these pimples too, she is 5 wks old and they look quite red and inflamed at times , I was most worried but apparently they disappear over time like everybody has mentioned


 

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