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Why is not ok to kiss a 2 week old baby on her face? I also noticed she have some baby acne will that go away? Why do they get acne?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Risk/yes/natural

We encourage parents not to expose newborns to any source of illness for the first 8 wks.
This is the time frame where germs passed during delivery might show up as blood poisoning & show only as mild fever. I hate doing blood tests/possible spinal tap on a baby because their aunt wants to play kissy kiss.Baby acne reflects maternal pregnancy hormones & fades by 3 mo.

In brief: Risk/yes/natural

We encourage parents not to expose newborns to any source of illness for the first 8 wks.
This is the time frame where germs passed during delivery might show up as blood poisoning & show only as mild fever. I hate doing blood tests/possible spinal tap on a baby because their aunt wants to play kissy kiss.Baby acne reflects maternal pregnancy hormones & fades by 3 mo.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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In brief: Baby acne

The only reason to not kiss a baby on her face is if the kisser has a cold.
Baby acne is fairly common, unclear why it happens. It usually disappears on its own in several weeks.

In brief: Baby acne

The only reason to not kiss a baby on her face is if the kisser has a cold.
Baby acne is fairly common, unclear why it happens. It usually disappears on its own in several weeks.
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Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
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