#FridayFact: Hair today, gone tomorrow!

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Yep! It’s true…When a foetus is about four months into pregnancy it develops a moustache that, over the course of a month, spreads over its entire body. This hair is called lanugo and it all falls out before birth (if you’re lucky) and is ingested by the baby. It then is digested and becomes part of its first bowel movement (called meconium).

 

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Rachel

Mum of three and co-founder of reflux sites - refluxSUPPORT, babyREFLUX and littleREFLUXERS.Gathered loads of experience and wisdom talking to thousands of mums and dads who have little refluxers. Campaigning to reduce the number of infants given prescribed drugs for reflux.Superb at parallel parking and eating biscuits.