Why are babies swollen at birth?

Why are babies swollen when born?

A newborn’s face may look quite puffy due to fluid accumulation and the rough trip through the birth canal. The infant’s facial appearance often changes significantly during the first few days as the baby gets rid of the extra fluid and the trauma of delivery eases.

How long do babies stay swollen after birth?

This hair protects your baby in the uterus and is usually shed within the first week after baby’s birth. Your baby’s breasts to be swollen for two to four weeks — This happens in boys and girls and is caused by estrogen in the mother’s placenta.

Do Down syndrome babies look different at birth?

At birth, babies with Down syndrome are often the same size as other babies, but they tend to grow more slowly. Because they often have less muscle tone, they may seem floppy and have trouble holding their heads up, but this usually gets better with time.

When do black babies change?

At birth, your child’s skin is likely to be a shade or two lighter than her eventual skin color. The skin will darken and reach its natural color in the first two to three weeks.

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