Newborn facts: Milia (Baby pimples or acne)

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Milia on your baby’s face (usually over the cheeks and nose) mostly disappears by 3 months and seems to occur because of blocked pores as the sweat glands and skin mature. It is often called babasuur in Afrikaans. Milia resolves of its own accord within a month or two, but try these tips to speed up healing:

  • To prevent secondary infection, do not squeeze the pimples.
  • Rinse the area with cooled baby organic rooibos tea.
  • Apply a very light layer of homeopathic acne cream daily.
  • If you are breastfeeding, reducing dairy, grain and acid-forming foods (like coffee, pickles and too much red meat) in your diet often helps.

By Sister Lilian

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