As a new mum it can be tricky to know why your baby is crying and when to feed. Is my baby hungry? Is my baby crying because she is too cold or too hot? Is my baby needing a cuddle? This is a fantastic visual guide to help new mums and dads recognize their baby hungry cues. The trick is to watch for the early hungry cues before baby gets really upset and starts to cry. Don’t panic if you miss the cues but do be aware that you will need to calm and settle baby before attempting to feed.
Is my baby hungry?
Early Hungry Cues include stirring, mouth opening, turning head and seeking.
Mid Cues include stretching, increased movement, putting hands in mouth
Late Cues include crying, agitated movements, face turning red (cuddle then feed!)
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