Did You Know Facts – Babies eat their moustache

 

Did You Know Facts #53

Did you know this strange fact about the bizarre thing babies eat inside the womb?

When a foetus is about four months into the pregnancy it develops a moustache that, spreads over its entire body. This hair is called lanugo and it all falls out before birth (if you are lucky) and is eaten by the baby. It then is digested and becomes part of its first poop (called meconium).Did You Know Facts - Babies eat their moustache 53

 

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Information source: Distractify.com

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