Yes, did you read the link page as well. I think that manages to explain [a little] WHY mothers, these days, require so much hands on by midwives - I think if we all saw breastfeeding in everyday life and had supportive women around us who were experienced at breastfeeding, there wouldn’t be nearly as many distressed new mums not knowing WHAT to do!
A nurse once told me that she can tell when a new mum comes from a ‘breastfeeding family’, because they just KNOW how to hold a baby and how to bring him to the breast almost instinctively - and do not need all that pushing and squeezing!! [not that that is what we need anyway!!]
Skin-to-skin contact is advised for every baby at least for the first 24 hours, and in premie nurseries, it is practised intermittently [known as Kangaroo care] and in some cases almost constantly [known as Kangaroo Mother Care]. Dr Nils Bergman and his team even have developed a shirt for holding a baby skin-to-skin and allowing the mum to have hands free.
Click here to read more about it -
I wish I had known about this when my first baby was born - instead of him crying in a humi-crib, so far away from me, I could have demanded that he receive the oxygen he needed on my chest - would have been a much better outcome for both of us I know!
P.S. Can you please tell me how to get the´above the 'e' in your name [apologies for my ignorance here!]