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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!

Click here for more info, including videos of this amazing feat.