LifestyleNew Zealand baby born with rare 'unicorn horn' birthmark captivates the world

New Zealand baby born with rare 'unicorn horn' birthmark captivates the world

Claire Burt gave birth to an exceptional baby. Lulu has a birthmark on her forehead.
Claire Burt gave birth to an exceptional baby. Lulu has a birthmark on her forehead.
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9:37 AM EDT, May 11, 2024

In New Zealand, a few months ago, a girl was born with a distinctive birthmark on her forehead. The parents of little Lulu Burt affectionately refer to the birthmark as a "unicorn horn," yet they have no plans to remove it due to its uniqueness.

Lulu was born by cesarean section in September 2023 in New Zealand. Her remarkable birthmark, dubbed a "unicorn horn" by her parents, is indeed a rarity. It bears no relation to the mythical creature.

The condition is known as a congenital melanocytic nevus and occurs once in every 50,000 births, as Claire Burt, Lulu's mother, shared on her Instagram. She also mentioned the potential risk of the birthmark developing into melanoma in the future, though it's deemed unlikely for Lulu. However, vigilant care and periodic examinations by healthcare professionals remain crucial.

Child with a "unicorn horn": Claire Burt discusses reactions

Lulu's mother actively engages with the public on social media, boasting nearly 40,000 followers on Instagram. She regularly shares images and videos featuring her daughter.

"People always stare at her when we're out and about. Some find it adorable, others inquire about it, and a few laugh," Claire Burt told the British website "The Sun".

Battling online negativity

Claire Burt opened up about confronting derogatory comments online that mock her daughter's unique features. Some netizens even suggest she should have the birthmark removed. Despite this, she remains firm against removal unless medically advised. "It drives me mad, but my mission is to raise awareness about Lulu. We'll ensure she recognizes her beauty and uniqueness as she grows," she declared in a conversation with "The Mirror." Claire is optimistic that her daughter will embrace her body with pride in the future.

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