Research article


Mrs. Lekshmi Sudhish Nair, Dr. (Mrs). Jyoti Avinash Salunkhe

Online First: December 10, 2022

Birth is an important, often life-changing event that is accompanied by physiological and psychological changes in every woman’s life. Its effect follows long-term positive or negative effects on both mothers and neonates.1 Most of the woman experiences nervousness about labour and child care, especially primimother.2 Childbirth is creating a positive experience for a woman and her family while preserving their physical and psychological health, preventing morbidity and reaction to emergencies. The strong relationship between a mother and a child, the development of parents’ well-being, self-confidence, and the improved quality of life are positive effects of delivery3. Every mother has expectations during pregnancy which plays a very important role in the future perspective of child care. Midwives have the responsibility to identify the needs, desires, fears, and anxieties of the mother during labor for a positive birth experience4, 5. As the pregnancy weeks, the progressive’s mother becomes enthusiastic to see the baby’s face. The need of the mother after delivery of the baby is unlimited skin-to-skin contact baby’s need is breastfeeding. Breast crawl is the term used to describe the movement of the baby on the mother’s abdomen towards the breast. Every neonate has an inner instinct to find their mother’s breast on her own and decides when to take breastfeeding. Breast crawl is mainly because of a baby’s inborn instinctive ability which is similar to other mammals, who know how to find their mother’s breast. Breast crawl is associated with a variety of sensory-motor, and neuro-endocrine components all directly and indirectly help the child to move around and facilitate his survival6. Breast crawl has tremendous potential to change initial practice hence it becomes excitement and motivation for maternity faculty. This method is considered the easiest and best method to implement early breastfeeding as recommended by the WHO.