When the baby does not yet take the breast or refuses it completely, this technique can help to put the baby in a state where he can accept the breast. The baby is skin to skin with the mother and indicates when he is ready to search for the breast. When he starts searching, the mother helps him, guiding him toward the breast, supporting his back and neck. The mother is careful not to hold his head. Babies need to have their necks supported but not their heads. See the information sheets.
The Importance of Skin to Skin Contact and When the Baby Does Not Yet Latch.