Ok, 3 weeks after birth. We got this!…yellowing of my kid’s skin (jaundice) is going away, weird red ant bite looking things (erythema toxicum) are no longer all over her body, and he is finally sleeping just a tad better.
Now what in the world are these new red bumps all over her face? Your little one most likely has neonatal acne. Some sources say this benign condition occurs in up to 20% of patients, but in my pediatric experience I would say it happens much more frequently.
What does neonatal acne look like and when does it occur?
Red bumps and what look like white heads (pustules) appear on the cheeks, forehead, chin, upper back, upper chest and even on the neck at 3 or 4 weeks of age is when neonatal acne shows up.