Every newborn, when placed on the mother’s abdomen, soon after birth, has the ability to find its mother’s breast all on its own and to decide when to take the first breastfeed.
Had I known this before I had Jack Jack, I would have it done after birth. It still amazes me even if I have seen it many times before. This seems to be the most effective and easiest way to initiate breastfeeding within half an hour of birth.
This is how nature works. The baby salivating after being able to smell his food close to him. The baby touching the nipples which stimulates milk production. The skin-to-skin contact allows early bonding with the mother. If the baby will raise his head, he will also have visual contact with his mother. The darkened nipples draws baby’s attention and make him crawl to it. Isn’t that just fascinating?
Jack Jack started doing his own breast crawl when he was already crawling on his own. When he reached 1, he can practically prepare his own breakfast. He lifts up my shirt and nurse.
This is definitely going to be on my next birth plan IF ever I’d be expecting again. So perfectly right for someone who’s perfectly lazy!
Visit Breast Crawl for more information.