Our baby is 7weeks old.One day
  Our baby is 7weeks old.One day

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Our baby is 7weeks old.One day we sow on our baby buttom these blue marks,we call to the hospital straightaway,they ask us to bring her to the hospital.These bruises a really large on both buttocks,we never harm our baby.After few hours me and my husband were arrested for child cruelty,now its been 4weeks and our baby is in foster care while they do investigation.Its heart breaking,we have no idea how these bruises emerged in the first place,could it be these birth marks that everyone is talking about?but she is white skin,we both from eastern europe.Police took her infant baby bath,cous we told them it my be cous of the bath.Any advise or anything that could help us please?we try to get help for her and look whats happend,i never imagen in a million years they can do this.thanks

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Hello,

I'm really sorry to hear about what happened. Well babies often have spots known as Mongolian Spots on the lower back and buttocks. These spots are usually present at birth but can develop even afterwards in the first week of life. These spots are harmless and disappear over a few months to years and no treatment is required. The medical name for the problem is Congenital Dermal Melanocytosis. Here is a link with more information regarding Mongolian spots:

http://en.**url**/wiki/Mongolian_spot

However if the spots look different than those in the link I sent then other causes of infantile bruising need to be considered like Vitamin K deficiency and low platelets. These will require medical tests. I sincerely hope you can work out your problem and wish you all the best.

Please note that the information I have provided is for general purposes only and does not establish a patient-doctor relationships. No prescription cream or tablet should be taken without consulting a doctor in person.

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