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Vernix Caseosa

Updated: Sep 26, 2019

👩🏼‍🏫 FUN FACT ALERT 👩🏼‍🏫⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Who knows what vernix caseosa is or you may have heard of it simply referred to as vernix? 🙋🏼‍♀️🤷🏼‍♀️⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Can you see the white deposit on Jazmine’s little face and leg? This is vernix and your baby will be born with this on his/her body. 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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