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Baby's top lip is dry - any ideas why?

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heartmoonshadow Sat 22-Aug-09 17:08:15


My baby boy is 7 weeks old and for the past couple of days I have noticed his top lip is very dry and there is a sort of - bubble of skin - that is dry, no fluid in it. Today when he woke up it was ripped and hanging down and obviously annoying his although I am loathed to pull it off in case that hurts him.

He is Formula fed could this be the problem?


greensnail Sat 22-Aug-09 20:01:56

dd had this at one point, i thought it was just where her lip was rubbing while she was feeding. I think it just cleared up on its own, but you could put some vaseline on it.

bumpybecky Sat 22-Aug-09 20:08:21

my babies have had this too, I think it's caused by friction when feeding. Mine were breastfed so it's not bottle feeding that caused it! I didn't pull it off, just waited until it fell off. Vaseline sounds like a good idea though

heartmoonshadow Sat 22-Aug-09 20:38:44

thanks for the replies ladies - I had an idea it was normal it is good to know it is not the bottle - I will use the vaseline on his sore lip tonight once again thanks


FrameyMcFrame Sat 22-Aug-09 21:28:43

they call it a nursing blister, my DS had these but as the soft skin on their lips gets used to the sucking they go away.

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