Hormonal effects in newborns

Alternative Names

Newborn breast swelling; Physiologic leukorrhea

Definition of Hormonal effects in newborns

While in the womb, a baby is exposed to many chemicals (hormones) present in the mother’s blood stream. After birth, the infants are no longer exposed to these hormones. This may cause temporary conditions in a newborn.

Review

Neil K. Kaneshiro, MD, MHA, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 3/14/2009

Hormonal effects in newborns

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