At birth your baby may not have looked exactly like you expected. Below is a description of some aspects of your newborn's appearance that change as your baby grows older. Be sure to ask your nurse or health care provider about anything that concerns you.
Pregnancy hormones affect your baby. Your baby may have enlarged breasts, genital swelling or vaginal discharge of mucus or a little blood. These signs all disappear within a few days.
Your baby has many reflexes, or movements, she makes without realizing it.
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Vernix will be wiped off.
Lanugo is soft, fine hair that will fall out over the next several weeks.
Milia are little white bumps that will go away on their own.
The feet will become a normal color.
Swelling in the genital area will go away in a few days.