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Baby's Birthmarks: What to Know

The common wisdom about strawberry marks  -- flat, red birthmarks known as hemangiomas that occur in 2 out of every 100 babies  -- has always been to "just leave them be," since most disappear on their own. But now experts are taking a more aggressive stance. Linda Rozell-Shannon, president of the Vascular Birthmarks Foundation, says all babies with strawberry marks should be referred to a specialist. Why? Most hemangiomas occur on the face and neck, and those close to the eyes, mouth, nose, or ears can affect sight, breathing, and hearing. Learn more, and find a specialist in your area, at [XREF {} {} {_blank}].