Cradle cap is a yellow crusty substance found on your baby’s scalp or eye brows that may be oily or dry to touch. Cradle cap may take several weeks to clear, can become infected and can reappear.
Dec 30, 2015
Cradle cap is usually produced from an overproduction of sebum mixed with dead skin cells. It is harmless but often unsightly.
To treat, slowly loosen the scales by massaging with baby oil but be careful not to cause the scalp to bleed. Repeat every couple of days until it is gone. Regularly rough up the area using a fine comb or washer before washing with a baby shampoo. Cradle cap may take several weeks to clear, but if you are concerned, you should consult your healthcare professional.
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During pregnancy and after delivery, a mother’s diet should contain sufficient key nutrients. Professional guidance can be sought on diet and the preparation for and maintenance of breastfeeding. A decision not to breastfeed, or to introduce partial bottle feeding, could reduce the supply of breast milk. Once reduced, it is difficult to re-establish. Infant formula should be prepared and used as directed. Unnecessary or improper use may present a health hazard. Social and financial implications, including the cost of providing formula until 12 months of age, should be considered when choosing how to feed infants.
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