Did you think your baby is born with Bananas, ice creams or cheese on his or her face?
Well, you thought wrong. Anything that you eat gets processed in your digestive system. Baby is not in direct contact with what you eat. He or she is in your uterus surrounded by amniotic fluids in a close sac. Your baby gets nutrients from placenta which is attached to your uterus.
So, feel free to eat bananas and cheese. Ice creams are not healthy options so can be avoided not due to it will stick on baby’s face.
Then, what is the white stuff on baby’s body? It is called Vernix, a natural substance which is protective for your child. All babies are born with Vernix… It is neither dirty nor smelly. Your baby must be taken skin to skin right after the birth before any clean up takes place. Having baby skin to skin has many benefits to the baby and mother like easy transition, babies cry less, milk let down is easier, placenta cab be delivered more efficiently etc..
If you had your baby skin to skin right after birth please leave your comments below to share your experience with others.