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Is your baby hungry? Early vs. late feeding cues.

May 22, 2023

Is your baby HUNRGY?

Mel, what on earth do you mean when you say things like “follow your baby’s lead” or “follow your baby’s cues”?

Well let me clarify - your baby has been communicating with you since birth! We just have to tune into our baby and understand what early and late feeding cues look like.

For example, it can be pretty clear when your baby is crying that they would like a feed. But did you know this is a late feeding cue?

 

Early feeding cues:

- Stirring, mouth opening, turning head

Mid-range feeding cues:

- Stretching, more movement, hand to mouth

Late feeding cues:

- Crying, agitated, turning red

 

It makes breastfeeding easier for you and your baby if we catch the early cues.

Don’t stress if you’ve missed them though, just try to calm your baby down first with some cuddling / skin-to-skin and then feed.

 

As always, you've got this mama, and I've got you.

Mel x

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