This short is from Part 2 of and is about the importance of leaving the mother and baby intact -- cord intact -- until the mother feels she and baby are ready to be separated. See first three chapters of Part one - that was released on Father's Day 2013 - on

"My brain and my heart are my temples; my philosophy is kindness." -- Dalai Lama

"This is so needed. I watch over and over and over as fathers get swallowed in the fear of hospital birth practice. I am torn apart every time I see a father stand back and chew his knuckles while his wife is essentially assaulted or his baby is left to lie there screaming." - Carrie Hankins, doula

This film has brief images of a woman's breast and nipple as she is with her newborn baby as his cord is cut and as he crawls to the breast to self-attachment. This process, called Self-Attachment and/or Breast Crawl is becoming known now as a very critical part of human development that has been disrupted by modern, medicalized birth.

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