When my 7-month-old drinks formula from a bottle he develops red blotches around his eyes, ears and head. They come on slowly and then cover his face/head. When he’s done they go away. He’s been on the same formula for 3 months now. What could be the problem?
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Rashes From Suckling Or From Allergy?
It is very possible that there is nothing to worry about here! There is a simple soulution to this problem. Your baby gets those blotches most likely because he/she is sucking too hard. To fix this change to a nipple with a bigger hole. The spots shouldn’t happen anymore once you switch nipples but if the blotches show up and don’t go away call your dr immeadiately as this is a sign of an allergic reaction – in that case most likely to the milk protein in the formula!
However, you mention no other issues with your baby, such as tummy pain or others symptoms on milk protein allergy, so I would bet on the nipple hole. :-)
Hope this helps,
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