This is pretty much the equivalent of the Breast Crawl in the Philippine setting. Unang Yakap, which means First Hug/Embrace, is Department of Health‘s, with the support of the World Health Organization, video campaign on Essential Newborn Care. This is now a protocol during birth.
I’m just glad that we have our own version of it now. I hope this would be seen and followed during birth.
Moms, please know that it is your right that this procedure is followed and can be added on your birth plan. You wouldn’t want your baby to miss your colostrum during the first hour of birth!