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.
shows that early initiation
can prevent 22% of all deaths among babies below one month in
"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
Enrich a Life!
mother and baby experience this miracle and initiate breastfeeding
the nature's way.
Breast Crawl CD offers information which has been developed for
health and community workers who work with resource-poor communities
around the world, and will be particularly useful to people who have
limited or no access to the Internet and other sources of information.
Written in simple, accessible English, with a beautiful video.
Kindly fill in the on-line
form to request your copy of the Breast Crawl CD.
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