The breast crawl is an amazing way to “reboot” a baby’s systems if early breastfeeding is interrupted or delayed. Place the baby skin to skin on mama’s chest and allow them to find the nipple themselves. This works best if baby doesn’t have any drugs or anesthesia still remaining in their system from labor/birth. It can also be used with older infants to correct a problematic latch. Enjoy!
I’m so excited, I just ordered a new book/dvd set entitled “I Watched My Brother Being Born.” I think it’ll be great to add to my list of kids books and a resource for my Sibling Doula niche.
Here is a synopsis for the book:
This book by mother and daughter team Anne and Katarina makes a great compliment to the DVD by the same title. Katarina and her five year old brother Magnus watch their baby brother being born and tell about it in this charming and fact-filled book. The book takes on the voice of Katarina but also has an introduction for parents.
“My goal with this book is to teach our children that giving birth is a natural, safe and fulfilling process. Unless the birthing mother has an illness that needs special medical attention, it need not be treated like a disease. By including our children at birth they can see that it is a normal and healthy physical event…”
Illustrative photos from Anne’s third childs actual birth at home in a birthing tub make this book a rare find.
Here is a synopsis for the dvd:
I’m really excited about this great DVD that shows home water birth with children present. This is a great tool you can use to get your child(ren) ready to experience the birth of a sibling. This 21 minute movie is about two siblings ages five and seven who are present for their brother’s home water birth. Partially told in the voice of seven year old Katarina, this is an excellent resource for expectant parents and birth professionals who are wanting to prepare children for the arrival of a new baby. A paperback book version seen above is also available which is a great accompaniment to watching the video. 21 minutes long.