A newborn baby can crawl from the middle of a mother’s chest to her nipple, latch on and suckle all without assistance!
The miracle of childbirth is shown here, it shows just how natural
breastfeeding actually is. This magical video will help mothers understand, that they can allow their babies to initiate breastfeeding, right from the
time that their babies comes into this world.
The breastcrawl is so natural and instinctive to a baby, this is why it
is important to initiate breastfeeding, at least within a half hour, to hour after birth. This early start to breastfeeding, helps promote a
successful breastfeeding relationship.
When a baby has been born without the interference below, it can
be a very special time in the first hour after birth, this is when a baby
is in an alert state.
This time together will help a baby transition smoothly from inside
the womb, to the outside world, where a mother's voice is recognized and
where her baby feels secure and loved.
This is a great bonding time for mom, and improves the release of the hormone Oxytocin, which helps increase bonding and the flow of milk.
What things may Interfere with this Instinctive Behavior?
Medication, especially when given an epidural. The medication makes a baby sleepy, disorientated and results in a slower, less powerful suck, for up to a week after birth.
Suctioning can cause problems in the baby’s initial sucking. Most of the time, a baby’s nose and mouth can be wiped with a cloth, instead of being suctioned.
If the baby is separated from the mother, immediately after birth for any reason.
What are Some of the Benefits of the Breastfeeding Crawl?
It increases the chances of a successful breastfeeding relationship.