Does Anyone Know Why Babies Have Balding Hairlines?

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  1. GorillaHead

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    Exhibit A

    Why do babies start off with hair like this.
     

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    I would also like to know.
     
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    Because they are born with an overload of iron and have high prolactin.
     
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    Okay but why that pattern. People said before it was calcification. Kids can’t have calcification already.
     
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    Their skull isn’t fused or set? The fontanelles are soft
     
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    Okay but why isnt their hair in the temple area
     
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    "Giving birth can be considered a stressful event, not only for the mother, but for the newborn, too. For example, the womb is a hypoxic environment, and allows the fetus to accumulate a large amount of carbon dioxide in its tissues (i.e., the Bohr effect). Upon exiting the womb, the "respiratory advantage" of a high exposure to carbon dioxide would decrease, possibly interfering with the energy-hungry metabolism of the hair follicles.[2]

    If correct, this would offer an explanation for the grossly elevated levels of prolactin often seen in neonates of both sexes (i.e., witch's milk).[3,4] As mentioned previously, prolactin is an adaptive "stress" hormone that inhibits mitochondrial energy metabolism,[5] and suppresses thyroid function.[6] In 2013, Vidali et al. referred to thyroid hormones as "mitochondrial hair medicine".[7]" Danny Roddy

    The Danny Roddy Weblog
     
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    Because the skull is open and the anterior fontanelle is setting
     
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    Maybe it's the BPA in the baby bottles!
     
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    They are not receding hairlines, they are advancing hairlines! :D. Hair has low metabolic priority. Most resources of the just born are spent on other, more important processes.
     
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    I once read that the lymph of the mother dictates the hair of a new born. I am the youngest of three and was born with no hair. My two older brothers have thick dark hair and my hair was fine/light growing up. I think there may be some truth to it for some reason
     
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    but not all babies have hairlines like that? Some are born with full heads of hair, some can lose that over the first few months, some don’t.

    maybe it’s an indicator of future balding patterns. It’d be interesting to see if someone who’s now an adult and balding has a similar hairline to when they were a baby.
     
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    his vitamin d is bad from not being in the sun for 9 months
     
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    It doesn't really answer your question, but you might find interesting. Before it was made hidden and JD Moyer was blogging about reversing his hairloss with dumetescense massage, at one point he got 'cradle cap' which babies also get.
     
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    Maybe the delicate hairs that come in at the front are meant to be a sign of evolutionary fitness. If a person can maintain them into adulthood then they're a good candidate for mating. Infancy is a time of stress. It's when a child becomes strong and gets in the groove of life* that they have resources to waste... that their metabolism becomes very strong. Just a theory.

    *(finds stability in their understanding, stable relationships with parents, has routine)

    I found the post from JD Moyer about "cradle cap".
    How I Thickened My Hair and Advanced My Hairline with a Simple Massage Technique (and no Drugs) - J.D. Moyer

    His "regrowth" pictures don't really show much. Just manipulation with angles, lighting, a new haircut, and product.
     
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    Its down to prolactin which is pretty much why MPB occurs in men. Its not DHT, its prolactin.
     
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    Interestingly, a fetus gets very hairy in the womb at around 16 weeks gestation. This hair is consumed by the fetus. Premature babies are often born very hairy.

    Here's the wikipedia lowdown on it. Lanugo - Wikipedia
     
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    Maybe the spike in DHEA before birth?
     
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    We're missing the point.

    Real question is how they regrow hair?
     
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    i would believe this but ive seen reports of people having low dht snd low prolactin and still losing hair. Granted serum tests arent the same as tissue tests.
     
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