Badass Breastfeeding Podcast

Hunger cues of breastfeeding babies

September 11, 2023 Dianne Cassidy & Abby Theuring Season 1 Episode 352
Badass Breastfeeding Podcast
Hunger cues of breastfeeding babies
Show Notes

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Does it seem like everything your baby does is a feeding cue?  Of course it does.  Tune in today as Dianne and Abby discuss cues, and how to really tell if your baby is hungry.

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Things we talked about:

Cues are confusing [4:08]

IG Message [5:16]

Learning your baby [10:07]

Rooting [12:29]

Sucking fingers [14:05]

Open/close mouth [21:20]

Turns towards the breast/chest [23:26]

Bottle feeding is not easier for babies [24:45]

Squirming around/fussiness [26:51]

Crying as a hunger cue? [27:39]

So how do you tell if baby is hungry? [28:55]

Watching the suck/swallow ratio [30:00]


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