An adorable video has captured a baby's first few moments of life, as it holds on to its mother's face, nuzzled against her cheek and screams whenever someone tries to remove it.

The newborn, who evidently found the transition into life outside of the womb a bit of a rude shock, refused to let go of its mum after it was delivered by caesarean section and presented to its mother for skin-to-skin contact.

When the nurse tries to take the baby away to clean it, the baby wails and will not stop until it is returned to its mum.

The baby continues to cling to its mother, who opens her eyes and smiles at the camera at one point until eventually the nurse removes the baby to bundle it up, much to the baby's chagrin.

The video has gone viral, with millions of views worldwide.