Saturday, May 3, 2008

Initiation of breastfeeding

Here is a video that shows the initiation of breastfeeding by breast crawl - leaving the baby to find his way to the breast with minimal intervention from mum or midwife.


Lil said...

I've seen this video before. Amazing isn't it!! Newborn babies are such clever little people! Lil x

Sarah Stewart said...

Sure are! I shudder to think how I have 'forced' babies onto the breast in the past before I realized this ability of the baby to find the breast. What I would like to know is how much drugs affect this ability eg epidural, pethidine, syntocinon and even entonox? Does the baby behave in the same way if the birth is medicalised?