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ridges in baby's fingernails Lock Rss

Hi Alex,
My bub is nearly 3 months old and had a traumatic birth. I have noticed recently that there are thick ridges across her fingernails about halfway down the nail. They are quite thick and raised and slightly whiter in color than the rest of the nail. All the fingernails are affected. Is this the same as ridges in adult nails caused by stress/diet?

Jen, vic, 3 month old bub

Hi,
Thank you for your enquiry. This may be caused by a stressful birth but it could also be the change in the nails from the softer to the firmer nail as a baby gets older.
Best wishes,
Alex.

<a href="http://www.nswmidwives.com.au/">NSW Midwives Association</a>
Note: This information is not designed to replace that of your health professional.
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