Quoting m o m [ s t a r ]:" ughhh! I hate it soo much! my poor pootie is a week & 2 days old & has that STUPID newborn rash & it ... [snip!] ... have any of you ladies experienced this & has anything made it better or worse? & how long before it went away? -thank you"
Sounds like newborn rash to me. We see it a lot at work and basically it is caused by the environment. Think of it this way, your little one came from a sterile environment to a place that is not sterile at all. His skin is just reacting to his new environment. It's very normal and common in newborns and will go away on its own. It doesn't hurt or itch, it just looks like it does