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Initiation of Breastfeeding by Breast Crawl

UNICEF, WHO and WABA along with the scientific community strongly recommend initiating breastfeeding within an hour of birth. Evidence shows that early initiation can prevent 22% of all deaths among babies below one month in developing countries. Every newborn, when placed on the mother's abdomen, soon after birth, has the ability to find its mother's breast all on its own and to decide when to take the first breastfeed. This is called the 'Breast Crawl'. This superb video will help initiate this process right from the time the baby is born. The video is such a joy to watch! It shows the power of nature fostering breastfeeding and adding to the medicinal, nutritional and bonding between mother and child in what can only be described as magical!

Duration: 07:16
Licence: All rights reserved
Original Language: English
Available in 11 Languages: Gujarati - Urdu - Italian - Telugu - Panjabi, Mirpur - Marathi - Hindi - English - Bengali - Tamil - Spanish
Published: 1/25/2012
Format: Education

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