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Yes: Lanugo hair is normal part of gestation, and would sheds out about 35-36 weeks of gestational age. ...Read more
How long does "lanugo" hair last for (anorexic/low body weight caused) after your weight/body fat has been restored to normal?
Variable: In some it is permanent.Get a more detailed answer ›
Don't do it: Shaving hair, any kind does not make it grow back faster, this is indeed an old wives tale. But please do not touch the lanugo it will go away and would be afraid of any potential harm to shaving a baby.U only have lanugo once. Embrace it. ...Read more
Lanugo: Lanugo? The dictionary tells us this is downy hair on the body of a fetus or newborn baby. Perhaps you mean something else. ...Read more
In all ethnic group: Lanugo just refers to the fine, soft, downy hair on baby skin. Lanugo is from a latin word lana (wool) and only refers to "soft like wool" feel of the first hair. The hair sometime sheds before birth so some babies may not have it, but many do so and happens in all ethnic group. This hair usual sheds off quick--days to max 3-4 month, then normal hair. Have fun learning. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it normal for white babies to have lanugo on their back/ears? It is mostly blonde, but occasionally has a light brown tint to it. Baby was born 40w
Lanugo: Not just 'white' babies, but this can be seen in all races. ...Read more
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