My sister had just given birth to a baby boy and she was pumping milk every two hours. I knew just how to solve the family quarrel of appropriate places for her breast milk: by putting it all over my face. Now, my face has seen a lot of weird crap since I stopped using soap.
Breastfeeding is a magical time where the mother and baby form a lifelong bond. It is the best way to provide proper nourishment to your baby. But sometimes the phase can trigger some complications like post pregnancy acne or acne while breastfeeding.
Your milk can have other benefits as well — from helping clear baby acne and eczema to soothing a sore throat. Here are some unexpected ways you can use breast milk to help benefit your baby and yourself. Continuing to nurse and the sucking motion can also help your baby get over an ear infection easier. Acne in newborns can be present right after birth or develop after a few weeks.
Because acne breakouts are often linked to hormonal fluctuations, it is not uncommon for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding to experience acne, even if their skin was previously clear. When treating acne while pregnant or breastfeeding, however, there are special precautions that women must take in order to ensure the safety of their new babies. There is a distinction between the acne medications that should be avoided during pregnancy and those that should be avoided while breastfeeding.
Correspondence: Hilary E. Acne during pregnancy and lactation is common and poses a considerable treatment challenge for dermatologists. It is a disease that often is trivialized, viewed by the ill informed as cosmetic in nature.
Acne can happen to anyone at any age, and appear on different parts of your body for a variety of reasons. You can treat breast pimples by changing certain habits and using over-the-counter OTC medications, or a combination of the two. Often this is enough to provide relief.