Expectant management = caregivers take a “wait and see” approach. Labor is closely monitored and medical intervention is used when the circumstances require it, but are not routinely offered to everyone. Time limits are not routinely applied to labor. Caregivers adopting this philosophy generally expect that their clients will take on a much greater involvement in the decision-making process.
Every newborn, when placed on the mother's abdomen, soon after birth, has the ability to find its mother's breast all on its own and to decide when to take the first breastfeed. This is called the 'Breast Crawl'.