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Thread: The Breast Crawl
28th January 2014 12:54 AM #1
The Breast Crawl
Here is a video produced by Unicef showing the breast crawl. Have you seen, experienced or heard of this before?
The breast crawl is a newborn baby's inbuilt ability to crawl towards the breast and latch on. This is how a newborn baby is designed; to find and drink his/her mother's breastmilk. Unicef write that this special state (where a baby has the ability to breast crawl) only lasts 30-45 minutes following birth.
All this means that it is essential that breastfeeding is initiated as soon as possible following birth. It also highlights the importance of skin-to-skin contact and the need to let mum and baby bond together immediately following birth (weighing the baby, cleaning the baby etc can wait).
What an incredible ability a baby is born with. My hope is that all new parents everywhere are aware of the breast crawl and are given the support and time by medical professionals to allow this to take place.
I look forward to hearing your responses to this,
8th February 2014 01:06 PM #2
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I have seen this video before, it's AMAZING! I feel that the breast crawl works when mom has little to no medical interventions during labor. This is a beautiful video...ALL pregnant moms should see this.
Thanks for sharing LJ.
9th February 2014 06:57 AM #3
It's fantastic to see isn't it. Yes it would be excellent if this was part of the standard antenatal education about birth and breastfeeding. It's so simple, so natural and effective.