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You might notice reddish or pink patches at the back of your newborn's neck, on the eyelids, forehead or between your newborn's eyes. These marks — sometimes nicknamed stork bites or angel kisses — tend to get brighter during crying. Some marks disappear in a few months, while others fade over a few years or persist.

Darker skinned babies are sometimes born with a flat, bluish-green mark on the buttocks or lower back. This type of mark typically fades during early childhood.

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