Benefits of Vernix

Benefits of Vernix

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oh yes … the sticky, white, cheese-like coating covering your precious little one may not look that appealing, but did you know ↠vernix offers a number of benefits for baby when you leave it on or rub it into the skin ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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vernix begins to form at about 27 weeks ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Benefits include:⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
1. Germ fighting superhero – one of the primary purposes of vernix is to protect the infant from unwanted pathogens, both in the womb and out ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
2. Controls temperature – with its thick, waxy coating, vernix helps to insulate the baby. infants who have it immediately washed off have a significantly higher rate of heat loss⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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3. Skin cleanser and antioxidant – it offers a protective covering while going through the birth canal, allowing baby to pick up good bacteria & potentially avoid overgrowths of bad bacteria, viruses and fungi⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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What purpose does vernix serve? Get ready for some seriously power 🔥
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🌿In the womb⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
-Prevents loss of electrolytes and fluids⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
-Acts as a microbial barrier from unwanted pathogens⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
-Provides a protective layer to facilitate skin growth⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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🌿Out of the womb⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
-Decreases skin pH and helps form the protective acid mantle⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
-Protects from pathogens⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
-Moisturizes and keeps skin soft⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
-Contains that new baby smell to help mom and baby bond during breastfeeding⠀⠀

Post by: @monkeymindwellness

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