During pregnancy, I, using sources from the Internet, made a detailed generic plan that helped me to tune in to natural childbirth. About one of the points I want to tell readers Alimero site.
You do not need to wash the baby after birth and wipe off the original lubricant.
Why it is not necessary to wash off the original lubricant
On the skin of a newborn baby you can see a yellowish-white grease (original lubricant).
The original lubricant protected the baby in the womb from disintegration (maceration), and after giving birth it was quickly (within a few hours) absorbed into the skin, saturating it with vitamins, hormones and other beneficial substances.
It has the following properties:
– normalizes the pH level.
Associate Professor of the Department of Pediatrics Akinby H.E., director of neonatal resuscitation Naredan V. and other specialists in 2004 conducted a study of original lubricant and concluded that the lubricant contains proteins with antibacterial properties that suppress the growth of group B streptococcus and Escherichia coli.
My experience in the hospital
When my daughter was born, I asked the midwife not to wash off the grease from her. My request was genuinely surprised, not even a request, but the courage to ask something from the guru of medicine. I felt such a negative wave from a woman to whom the midwife transmitted her daughter.
The woman said that I was not the smartest and was not going to fulfill my request I did not consider myself the smartest, but I did not intend to retreat, I repeated it more demanding and said that I have a right to this and consider it useful for my child! Thank you midwife, she asked a woman to do my will. And holding her teeth together, she weighed, measured and wrapped up her daughter, and then put her under the lamp.
Two and a half hours later, my daughter and I were transported to the ward. There, I opened my sweet little bag and saw that the lubricant was almost absorbed into the skin. After another 3 hours there was not a trace of her left.
Subsequently, the skin of the daughter did not peel. I remember my nephews when, after arriving from the hospital, I climbed. And it was considered normal, allegedly the child thus adapts to extrauterine life.
My mother-in-law also noticed a positive result. She recalled the same experience that I had with my nephews, only with my own and my friends and acquaintances.
I was the star of the maternity hospital and I hope that these stars will light up more and more!