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Lactation Consultant Exam Prep

Category - Lactation Consultant

The newborn’s skin is typically:

  1. Darker than it will be later in life.
  2. Lighter than it will be in later life.
  3. Without sebaceous glands.
  4. Without functioning sebaceous glands.
Answer and Explanation

Your answer: -
Answer: B - The newborn’s skin is typically lighter than it will be in later life. This occurs because the levels of melanin are low at the time of birth. Sebaceous glands are present and actively functioning during late fetal life and after birth.