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A 23-year-old female asked:

my newborn baby girl has hair on her forehead and by her eyebrows. will this fall off and if so when?

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Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 36 years experience
A few weeks: That fine hair that is on many newborns falls off within a few weeks of birth. It can vary a little bit depending on if your baby was a little early or after your due date, and what race your baby is. In some races the hair is a little darker and coarser and this type may take a little longer to go away. I bet she is just beautiful the way she is , though!
Dr. Barry Bergman
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Yes: It is called lanugo. Fine hair thar is on the babies body...Shoulders, arms and forehead. This typically falls of or goes away in the first few months. Don't worry.

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Last updated Apr 2, 2016

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