Up to half of all newborns develop milk spots (also called milia) on their nose, cheeks and chin. These small bumps are white or yellow, and occur when dead skin cells become trapped in tiny pockets on the skin’s surface. Milk spots do not require specific treatment. Do not squeeze or rub them, as this could cause scarring. By the time your bub is one or two months old, his skin pores will begin to open naturally. When this occurs, his milia will resolve and his skin will return to being as smooth as a baby’s bottom.
Sep 27, 2010