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Some babies are born with hair; others are bald. If yours does have long locks, expect them to fall out within a few days or weeks; new hair will grow in as a replacement. (Incidentally, the colour of newborn hair doesn't indicate the hair colour baby will have later on—hair can get lighter or darker with time.) Also, if your baby has very fine, downy hair from the brows to the shoulders to the back, don't worry—it will fall out shortly after birth. In fact, This hair, called lanugo, protected your baby in the womb and is especially common on babies born early.

Babies of both genders are often born with swollen genitals. And even newborn boys may look as if they have breasts. (Although this happens rarely, sometimes a newborn will even have a drop of milk come out of a breast.) This is because some of Mum's hormones are still coursing through the baby's body. Also, newborn girls may have a trace of blood at their vagina, another result of a strong dose of maternal hormones. These harmless conditions may persist for the first month.
Dr. Bettye M. Caldwell Ph.D. Professor of Pediatrics in Child Development and Education