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V is for Vernix ⠀⠀

Who knows what vernix caseosa is or you may have heard of it simply referred to as vernix? 🙋🏼‍♀️🤷🏼‍♀️⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ See the white deposit on this adorable little newborn? This is vernix and your baby will be born with this on his/her body too. Don’t wipe it away, it’s the best moisturiser for the baby’s skin. Let it there to soak in and baby will reap the benefits. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Breast-feeding helps boost a baby's immune system, but this isn't the only option. The vernix caseosa can also protect a newborn from infections after birth. This is because the coating contains antioxidants, as well as anti-infection and anti-inflammatory properties.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Who knew eh! Nature is truly wonderful, it’s amazing. ⠀

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