- Every baby is different, and therefore every mother needs to learn to interpret her own baby’s cries.
- If Baby cries less than an hour after a feeding, then you know that
he/she is not very likely hungry. As Baby gets older, the time between
feedings will increase.
- A baby hunger cry will usually start off with "baby hunger cues" of discomfort, grunts and whining sounds.
- If your baby begins to suck, and then leaves the breast again, and begins
crying once more, then you know that he/she is probably not hungry.
- Some infant cries are just plain developmental…
A video on the introduction of solids
Baby Signs of Hunger ~ Extra Tips
Things to remember
- If your baby is younger than six weeks, it’s always best to feed him every two hours. You do not need to stick to a fixed schedule; just make sure you breastfeed your baby at least eight times, every 24 hours.
- Babies who are always hungry: Some hungry babies, like to breastfeed more often than every two hours, and that is perfectly normal. The first few weeks of constant feeding, will help build a good milk supply. Worried about overfeeding your baby?
- “My breastfed baby acts hungry, but just drank a few minutes ago!” Your baby may be going through a growth spurt, or might just like to comfort feed. Another thing that might cause this, is a lactose overload (usually accumpanied with an oversupply of milk).
- Some babies do not like to feed until they are full, and might like to drink small amounts every hour or so, this is normal.