3 week old son with pimples??

Hayley - posted on 12/31/2010 ( 7 moms have responded )

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My 3 week old boy has little pimples on his face. I am breastfeeding and wonder if this is related? He is my 5th child and my first to breastfeed . My other 4 didn't have these pimple things! Does anyone know what they could be?

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Emily - posted on 01/05/2011

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both of my children had whats called baby acne my doctor told me not to worry about it that it woujld go away on its own

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Tautvis71 - posted on 04/07/2014

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everyoneim a child that is 10 years old and your son or daughter or you will have pimpels on there head and stuff its natural cause they are growing up now everyone says dont pop them but when you pop them you have to keep poping them so when you poped it the infection would go away so when yohu poped it if blood is not coming out then pop it more so when blood comes out the infecton comes out so when its bleeding just stop poping it so thats my tip

Reeva - posted on 02/26/2011

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Milk spots, he use to get them when he was not latched on properly and milk use to drip down his face. I would pull him off the boob straight away to wipe it, he soon learnt to latch properly and havent seen them since.

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All three of mine got baby acne at about two weeks, and had it for a month or more. It went away naturally, and left no scarring. It was hard for me not to meddle with them and try to get rid of them. Do not use an acne wash or anything like that, just wash their face with water and maybe a gentle soap at bath time. Perfectly normal!

Erin - posted on 02/07/2011

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Its probably not the type of pimples you would imagine on like a teenager. Its most likely from the change of hormones from being inside your body, to being outside. The added hormones in your breast milk that occur naturally may cause it as well. He will adjust and his body will figure its stuff out soon enough :)

Ashley - posted on 01/06/2011

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my daghter had baby acne for 4 months but it went away and didnt leave scars. Its normal. Most breastfed babies get it. The doc said it was due to too much estrogen in the milk.

User - posted on 01/03/2011

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I breastfed my son and he had them my health visitor told me they was milk spots and nothing to worry about. they soon cleared up on their own.
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