By Mark Lugris, March 03, 2020

“Newborns don’t have much melanin in their skin at birth. The “true” color of a newborn will generally not be apparent until about six months of age as melanin is produced in the skin cells being exposed to sunlight. An infant’s final coloration is due to the above in addition to genetic predisposition,” says Kecia Gaither, MD, MPH, FACOG, double board-certified in OB/GYN and Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Director of Perinatal Services at NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln.

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