Tiny White Spots (Milia)

Milia

Soon after birth, most new babies get tiny white spots on their cheeks and nose. These are from blocked up sweat glands. They are not the same as baby acne. Babies really don't sweat much. These white spots are normal. They go away after a few weeks, and you don't have to do anything about them.

Thanks to Janelle Aby MD, Stanford School Of Medicine, Newborn Nursery, and Lucille Packard Children's Hospital for the use of occasional photographs.