Where we come from (Asia) babies a couple of days old (just as their umbilical cord dries up) are massaged very thoroughly and vigorously with warm olive oil every day for several weeks and months - even a couple of years. Special attention is paid to the extremities and the back. Some babies love it immediately and others protest initially but start enjoying it very quickly - one needs to be consistent with it and make it part of a daily routine - sometimes just before a midday bath.
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