Skin problems may be more akin to teenagers but newborns can suffer too. Don’t panic, they clear up in no time…
Milia, also know as milk spots or water spots, are a collection of little yellow or white pinhead spots on your baby’s face. They often appear about two weeks after birth. They’re extremely common and more than half of babies will get some spots.
They look like raised spots but they feel smooth to the touch. They usually appear around the nose, chin and cheeks and your baby’s skin may feel slightly oily.
Your baby’s body will be full of hormones in his first few weeks ,which will cause his skin glands to block and lead to blemishes.
Milia may itch slightly but they don’t usually cause any discomfort.
You don’t need to treat your baby’s skin with any lotions or creams – milia clear up after 4-6 weeks. Simply wash your baby’s skin daily to keep it clean. Never be tempted to squeeze the pimples.