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You might notice white bumps on your newborn's face that look like tiny pimples. These harmless spots, known as milia, typically disappear on their own within a few weeks.

The top layer of a newborn's skin flakes off shortly after birth. You might notice dry, peeling skin for the first few weeks. Your newborn's skin might also be covered by fine, downy hair at birth — known as lanugo — especially on the back and shoulders. Lanugo is most common in premature babies. It typically wears off within several weeks.

March 31, 2017