The Breast Crawl

Have you ever heard of it? I first read about “the breast crawl” in Dr. Greene’s bookFrom First Kicks to First Steps.¬† I was so intrigued!

Basically, even though babies don’t have much strength in their legs when they are born, if placed on the mother’s abdomen immediately after birth they will use the smell of the amniotic fluid on their hands to guide them to the nipples (which have a similar scent) as they use their little legs and feet to crawl to the breast!

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  1. Hey Holly,

    We actually did this with my daughter. Just minutes after my daughter was born, my midwife placed her on my abdomen and she did the breast crawl to my breast where she nursed for the first time. It was amazing. We got it on video and it took about 45 minutes. What divine design!

    Amelia

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