Wednesday, April 11, 2007


Milk-neck is an accrual of milk in the folds of the neck region. Maggie has this, there is no denying it. We clean it up, but it only returns time and time again. We have our hopes that it will one day cease, but recently learned of an adult-friend (we'll call him "Brad") who also has this same problem. Seek help, man! If you can answer yes to any of the following questions, well, you fill in the blank.

a) Do you drink milk more than 3 times a day?
b) Do you forget to clean your neck when showering?
c) Do others complain of a cheese-like smell when around you?


  1. We called it neck-cheese. Thought about putting it on the market, all profit since it really doesn't cost anything to make, especially if you are breastfeeding.

  2. Oh, yes!!! We call it *cheese neck*. I see that everyone has a different name for this balled up smelly nastiness in the rolls of our children's necks. Personally I find it revolting, LOL, but Angelina had it, and now Zoe has it. It pretty nasty, but I would have to say that all babies likely get this horrible cheese growth at some time or another. LOL. Ahhh, the pleasures of parenting! :)

  3. can't say we ever had this problem...although it could be because there are no folds to speak of when it comes to owie. he is finally drinking real milk, although we have to mix half a pack of carnation instant breakfast in it. sigh. i guess he got spoiled with the real deal. i am very thankful i had no idea what milk-neck was. it sounds pretty nasty :)

  4. That is disgusting!! I never experienced that with Elise and hope I won't ever!! Sour milk smell is bad -- I used to have to change E after she spit up in the early days. Bleck.

  5. LOL!! It's funny seeing the reaction from the mothers that never had to experience the *cheese neck* phase. I was exaggerating a bit everyone! :) ha ha.
    Suz, I posted those pics that you emailed me about. I did a whole comparison on my 2 girls... when it comes to looking similar... you tell me. :)

  6. Oh my goodness! Thank God someone else's child has this problem. It's completely gross. Everytime I go to wipe it away, Jake grabs the burp cloth and starts smiling. I think he likes smelling this way!