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    Default Sherman nurse's 'wait to bathe' newborns policy adopted by hospitals

    Gloria Casas
    June 11, 2017

    Courtney Buss, like many first-time mothers, wanted all the white, goopy film washed off her baby immediately after delivery.
    Three years later, Buss said she knows better.

    The white, waxy film is called vernix caseosa and "it's good stuff," said Buss, a nurse at Advocate Sherman Hospital in Elgin. If she knew just how much vernix helps newborns, she would have waited to bathe her daughter, she said.
    "Wait to bathe" newborns is a concept Buss began researching in October 2015 and now half of the Advocate Health System hospitals are adopting the policy.

    Read more: http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburb...611-story.html
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    The article goes on to enumerate several benefits of not removing the vernix right away. It makes so much sense. I aplogize for the lack of spacing. I've tried everything I can think of to get space between paragraphs!

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    Default Re: Sherman nurse's 'wait to bathe' newborns policy adopted by hospitals

    Quote Originally Posted by Pattypans View Post
    I've tried everything I can think of to get space between paragraphs!
    Fixed! And that is fascinating information Patty.

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    Thanks, Julieanne. If you tell me how you fixed it, I'll try to remember and apply the knowledge from now on!

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    The assumption that we can improve on nature always startles me. If babies are born frosted, there's obviously a reason for that; nature does not waste energy on useless moves... despite the "cleanses" for internal organs that we're always hearing about.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Islander View Post
    The assumption that we can improve on nature always startles me.
    It's hubris, I think.

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