Originally Posted by MarchMama2010
I was under the impression that it's completely normal and that it's best to just leave it alone, as messing with it runs the risk of irritating it further. Both my kids got it at about 3 weeks and cleared up around 6 weeks.
ETA - I don't think that breastmilk will hurt, but creams, lotions, etc. should be used sparingly.
Leave it alone. It is very normal in healthy infants. Dont use soap on him, just water is enough. Skip any creams/lotions as they will just make it worse and clog his pores. It is most likely from excess maternal hormones from pregnancy and will go away over time.
Eta: you can obviously use a gentle soap for cleaning his bottom areas but just wipe his face.
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Last edited by ktmelody; 01-21-2013 at 06:56 PM.