What does milia look like?
What causes milia?
The yellow variety, most often seen on the nose, are thought to be due to immature sebaceous glands (in the skin) and mom’s hormones. These little bumps can look quite similar and are harmless!
How can I treat baby acne?
Here are some good basic skin care tips for your baby’s sensitive skin:
- Wash your newborn’s face every day with warm water on a soft washcloth and pat dry.
- Do not use lotions or ointments meant for adults
- Don’t try to pick, pop, or rub (exfoliate) the little bumps – your baby’s own body will take care of them!
The information of this article has been reviewed by nursing experts of the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric, & Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN). The content should not substitute medical advice from your personal healthcare provider. Please consult your healthcare provider for recommendations/diagnosis or treatment. For more advice from AWHONN nurses, visit Healthy Mom&Baby at health4mom.org.