TikTok mom Shahnta Hoare went viral for confessing that she waited to wash her newborn for a month. The afterbirth, called vernix caseosa, is a naturally occurring biofilm covering the skin of the fetus during the last trimester of pregnancy. Find out everything you wanted to know about the shocking parenting trend in this episode of “Post Poppin.”
While many TikTok users called the New Age-y mom “woke” and “disgusting,” our host Asia Grace says: “She might be onto something… no judgment!” Dr. John Whyte of WebMD, however, said the new mother might be taking things a little too far. Experts recommend waiting up to 24 hours, other than 30 days, to clean the infant.