Is Fetal Learning Swallowing It?

Yes. Learning is not just for life in the world. Learning already started even in the womb. Fetus must learn to swallow so at birth he was ready to accept food intake (in this case milk) through the mouth. Swallowing is an important part of the maturation process of digestion.

The fetus begins to learn to swallow when she was eleven weeks. At the same time, bowel movements and the process of absorption in the small intestine began to happen. But what the heck is swallowed by it?

Fetal life in a safe and comfortable environment. He lives in the womb strong and protected by the amniotic fluid which makes it quite free to move. The amniotic fluid is swallowed.

The fetus swallows amniotic fluid is not without reason. With a swallow, it helps to control the amount of amniotic fluid in the womb. If for some reason he failed to swallow it, then it becomes excessive amount of amniotic fluid. Furthermore, ingesting a small amount of amniotic fluid proteins will give little help nutritional needs.

But there are other things that happen when the fetus swallows amniotic fluid. Process that led to it also swallows fine hair (lanugo) and the residual cells. All objects will be assembled in the large intestine and into the baby’s stool is called meconium. Meconium green and sticky is what came out in the first days of a baby born into the world.