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When our baby girl was born, she had small amounts of a bloody liquid discharging from her vaginal area.
The nurse told us that was normal, that even a newborn female can have a somewhat menstrual discharge.It lasted about a week.
Is this true.


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replied March 8th, 2010
Newborn Babies Answer A10466


Please be aware that newborn babies might be influenced by mother’s sex hormones during pregnancy.

It might lead to vaginal discharge in girls or even to milk from the breasts (it does not matter whether it is a boy or a girl).

All these conditions are harmless and transitory and are supposed to subside within a few days or weeks, because they are no longer influenced by mother’s hormones.


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