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Instincts are Amazing.

· Breastfeeding,Newborn,postnatal

I mentioned breast crawl to a colleague the other day and thought I’d post this video.

The instinct in the newborn to find breast milk is amazing to watch; their tiny bodies stronger than perhaps we imagine. Such a gentle start to the breast feeding relationship. While possibly not helping (?!), the giggles of delighted bigger sibling in the background are rather sweet.

More information on initiating breastfeeding this way is online at and UK based via UNICEF info on skin to skin contact for newborns. I believe it can also be done later to help establish feeding if that hasn’t happened immediately after birth – please do let me know if you know more!

Did you try this? Be great to hear your experience of those skin-to-skin moments.