"Stork Bite"

Natalie - posted on 02/05/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )

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Was anyones babies born with "Stork Bite"?? I am not sure if that is the exact name of it, but it's what the nurses in the hospital were calling it.

My daughter was born with it on her eyelids, back of the neck and head.

I am just wondering when it will fade/go away. My daughter is 3 months old now and it doesn't seem to have faded.

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Amanda - posted on 02/05/2009

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My daughter has one beside her chin....she is 10 now.....and it has faded over the years...sometimes it gets more red...like if she's upset, but it's still there. We've gotten used to it.....when she gets older she can cover it with a bit of foundation if it really bothers her.... and my son was born with one on the back of his neck...he's 3 mths.

Kaesha - posted on 02/05/2009

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Both my boys had them on the back of their necks. My youngest's hasn't faded much and he's four. They should fade as your baby grows. The important thing is that the "bites" don't grow.

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I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but my daughter has one between her eyebrows and on the back of her neck still and she is 9.  They have faded some but they are still there.  They are something that I am so used to though that I don't even really notice them and she has never really complained about them either.  Like Ann that had posted before me, they will get darker shade of red when she is crying or upset with the extra blood flow to her head/face.  I am hoping for her sake that at least the one between the eyebrows fades completely.  The one at the base of the neck can be covered by hair.  I am sure my daughter's is an odd case that lasts longer than most.  It is pretty much the story of my life! :)

Ann - posted on 02/05/2009

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My youngest son had a stork bite on his forehead, like a "V". He is 4 and it went away probably before he was 1. It comes out when he is mad or frustrated (when blood rushes to his head!). That's pretty much the only time you can see it now.

Emily - posted on 02/05/2009

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All four of my children have had these.  They had them on the eyelids, back of the head and neck.  They do fade, it usually takes a year or so.  My fourteen, ten and four year old kids no longer have them.  My eight month old has them and they are just starting to fade.  hope this helps.

Jill - posted on 02/05/2009

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My little girl has them between her eyebrows and on the back of her head. The doctor told us that they are very common and can occur anywhere on the midline. She felt like they should fade around 1 year.

Ame - posted on 02/05/2009

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My little boy had them all over when he was born.. The ones on his face have faded but he had them on his neck and lower back and the have not faded completley but I think it adds to his uniqueness.

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