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Little white spots on 2wo DS face

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phantomhairpuller Sat 25-May-13 17:34:47

They've been there a couple of days but are now looking quite red with a white head on them. I can vaguely remember something similar with DS1 and think DGM referred to them as milk spots?!

Anyone know what they are?

Geordieminx Sat 25-May-13 17:36:18

Milk spots

Wallison Sat 25-May-13 17:37:32

Yes, milk spots. I might be making this up or misremembering but isn't it to do with the hormones they are exposed to in the womb? My Ds had a few and I know other friends' babies also had them. They just go after a while.

phantomhairpuller Sat 25-May-13 17:37:48

But what are milk spots?! wink

phantomhairpuller Sat 25-May-13 17:38:25

X post, thanks wallison grin

NorthernLurker Sat 25-May-13 17:39:05

Nothing to worry about. I asssume baby is otherwise well? Basically newborn babies get a hormonal upheaval which plays havoc with their skin. I think it's also exacecrbated by the strain of air and stuff on skin that's been in a totally moist environment up to birth. Dd3 looked terrible with hers but it fades after a few days. If you feel you must then bathe with cooled boiled water but tbh they will just go.

MooseBeTimeForSpring Sat 25-May-13 17:42:58

They will go. If you're bf, rub a little of it on them smile

pumpkinsweetie Sat 25-May-13 17:43:34

Milk spots , my dd4 had lots. Can't remember what causes them, my dd was born with them

TwitchyTail Sat 25-May-13 17:46:01

Normal. Just hormones from you that their tiny new livers are too sluggish to process yet. Give it a few weeks and he'll have lovely clear skin. Some babies get proper acne too, but it only lasts a couple of weeks. Leave alone, any messing will make worse.

don't do what I did and pick them

LunaticFringe Sat 25-May-13 17:49:31

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

mummyTP2 Mon 27-May-13 12:56:43

Yeah there just sound like milkspots

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