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Vernix Caseosa – This Birthday Frosting Is Pretty Special

Our bodies produce some pretty magical gunk, especially during pregnancy + birth. This thick, creamy, coating is called the Vernix Caseosa (you’ll hear the phrase “#birthdayfrosting” thrown around a lot, but we much prefer its scientific moniker).

Vernix caseosa, also known as vernix, is the waxy white substance found coating the skin of newborn human babies. It is produced by dedicated cells and is thought to have some protective roles during fetal development and for a few hours after birth

Babies can be born with a lot or a little, and its main benefit is its antimicrobial properties, which act as a protective layer to help protect newborns from a variety of infections.

Vernix is also super moisturizing; so much so, that cosmetic + skincare companies are researching it to incorporate into products!

📸: @marenbs on Instagram
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aikiix_
aikiix_
1 month ago

A lot of ignorance in the comment section

ninaweeeeena
ninaweeeeena
1 month ago

🤢🤢

playboy.jaylenk
playboy.jaylenk
1 month ago

Why is it so thick

mama_fitolka
mama_fitolka
1 month ago

At first i thought that it is a chicken 😅

nonewfriends._
nonewfriends._
1 month ago

She just had a yeast infection at birth

teigentienna
teigentienna
1 month ago

wow! So the most deliciously creamy bub i’ve ever seen! 🥰

jessthehotmess94
jessthehotmess94
1 month ago

Why do they wash it off?

estellepike
estellepike
1 month ago

How are they going to get this for Skin care? This concerns me 🤔

alliejah.salik
alliejah.salik
1 month ago

I thought it was a chicken

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Claire is our Community Manager here at New Moms Forum. A mom of two (almost grown-up babies), Claire has been building and operating community-based websites for almost 20 years. In her downtime, Claire enjoys spending time with her family and drinking copious amounts of red wine!

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