my baby has baby acne really bad..he is 6 weeks and its not getting better.?


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Jennifer - posted on 11/28/2009




My niece had the same problem when I took her in to raise and I didnt think anything of it.I took her in to her pediatrician for a regular check up and he said that she had baby acne & asked if she was having any gas or spit up and I said yes he said that its because of a disagrance to the formula she was on.So he put her on a different formula and the baby acne went away.I dont know if your baby is breastfed or formula fed but this is just what happened with my little one.

Crystal - posted on 11/23/2009




My daughter had acne from about 3weeks til about 8weeks. It was mostly from my hormones going thru my milk but then we realized the baby lotion we used was causing her to break out too. If it's just on baby's face it may just be acne but if it's all over the body I would check out other things. Like lotions, laundry detergents, anything that baby comes into contact with that could be causing it. If it's really bad I would def. see a dr.

Laranda - posted on 11/23/2009




My son had baby acne too. It started around 3-4 weeks and stopped around 8 weeks. His was on his face only. It's supposed to be a normal thing explained by the fact that the baby is effected by mothers hormones right before birth. The best thing would be to call the doctor and make sure its just acne and not an allergic reaction from something.

Ann - posted on 11/12/2009




my son had bad eczema from birth, i put rolled oats in the foot end of nylon stockings and tied it off then soaked it in his bath water to wash him in. it sound strange but it works

Lisa - posted on 11/12/2009




If its not clearing you should go to the doctor, b/c it can be a yeast infection, yeast infection can spread all over the body, i had a friend that her baby had it ALL OVER, head to toe.... so take the baby to get checked, just incase... i hope that i didn't scare you.

Heather - posted on 11/12/2009




If it's little white dots - they are 'milk spots' and will go away naturally.
I am guessing that you may be breastfeeding bub, if so it can be your post-birth hormones passing through the milk. Don't worry - it too will pass. I have had 5 kids with this reaction.

HOWEVER, if you bottle feed your bub I would get him to the doctor straight away as it may be an allergic reaction to the formula.

User - posted on 11/12/2009




If it is not clearing up I would recommend a good dermatologist. They see skin conditions that are common to them, but a mystery to the rest of us.

Good luck.


Sue - posted on 11/11/2009




can u describe what it is that you call acne? What does it look like? Babies dont generally have "acne" , diaper rash, prickle heat rash, chicken skin.. yes but acne no.

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