Soon after you’re holding your fresh bundle of joy the reality can set in: you are responsible for keeping this little one alive and thriving! So how do you know when your baby is hungry if he can’t tell you? Well, baby not be able to use words and tell you, but he sure can let you know when he’s ready to eat! Read on to learn about newborn hunger cues!
Babies have great survival instincts and consistent behaviors to show when they are hungry (and then when they’re full!). Sometimes it can take some time to learn your baby’s cues to eat, but it’s important to remember that nursing is about more than just the food. You can offer the breast to your baby even if it hasn’t been the standard 2-3 hours that the hospital said would be in between feeds. You can’t nurse too much!