We've had a rough two weeks. My nine-week-old daughter caught a cold and suddenly a red rash appeared all over her face. She had beautiful, clear skin when she was born so this was alarming to me. The nurse said that it is baby acne. Meantime, I got a small period. I did not have excessive bleeding postpartum; I only bled for four days after delivery. The period (seven weeks postpartum) was short and not very heavy. Also, last Monday I went back to work and DD went to the sitter's. Could any of these things trigger the baby acne? Does anyone have any suggestions? I am going to start taking birth control (prescribed for bf mothers) but can't figure out when to start taking it. Will the pill affect DD's hormones? Could my period have triggered the baby acne?
Thanks for the help!