Initiation of Breastfeeding by Breast Crawl
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Initiation of Breastfeeding By Breast Crawl

Every newborn, when placed on the mother's abdomen soon after birth, has the natural ability to find its mother's breast all on its own to take the first breastfeed. This is called Breast Crawl.

UNICEF, WHO and WABA along with the scientific community strongly recommend initiating breastfeeding within an hour of birth.
Evidence shows that early initiation can prevent 22% of all deaths among babies below one month in developing countries.

UNICEF India Rajmata Jijau Mother-Child Health & Nutrition Mission Integrated Child Development Services Government of Maharashtra, Women and Child Development Department BPNI (Breastfeeding Promotion Network of India) Maharashtra Health Education To Villages

"To think that for many decades both caregivers and parents believed that in order to breastfeed, a baby would not know what to do to feed and was usually pushed onto the breast. The baby would just look and lick and often balk at the intrusion. Actually at birth the infant may know more than the mother."

Dr. Marshall Klaus and Dr. Phyllis Klaus


It is also a valuable advocacy tool and can be used to educate people from policy makers to communities about "breast crawl" so that mothers can be prepared for this wonderful experience ahead of time.
Felicity Savage - Institute of Child Health, London

The magnificent power of the baby crawl is beautifully and systematically illustrated and explained in this presentation. It shows the power of nature fostering breastfeeding and adding to the medicinal, nutritional and bonding between mother and child in what can only be described as magical!
Dato Anwar Fazal - World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action

My passion in life has been to promote healthy and a happy living. This superb video will help initiate this process right from the time the baby is born.
Prof. R. K. Anand - Global expert on infant feeding

I recommend that all health care workers in charge of looking after pregnant mothers should watch this video on "Breast Crawl" to comprehend and appreciate nature's method of encouraging maternal and infant bonding - so vital to the survival of the species.
S. N. Daftary - Leading International expert on Obstetrics and Gynecology

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