A mother has been left shocked after her newborn baby started growing thick black hair all over her body.

A baby

A baby

Kei 'Yonna Gumbs's daughter Myla already had a full head of hair when she was born and quickly started growing hair around her body.

The youngster now has hair on her thighs and calves, as well as her upper arms and forearms and Gumbs, who comes from Texas, says she has never seen anything like it.

She said: "I was shocked when I noticed the hair coming in, but she's so gorgeous that it didn't matter, I will always love her.

"To all the mothers out there with daughters like mine, embrace your baby.

"At birth she had a lot of hair but it was straight, It didn't start to curl up until she was around two and a half months.

"That's the same time I started to notice the hair on her legs and arms."