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How Do I Series : Part 1 - Know When the Baby Is Hungry?

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One of the things a lot of new moms and dads don't know about is feeding cues. Our precious bundles normally tell us way before the screaming part that they are hungry. Watching for those clues and responding to them quickly can help save both the parents and baby a lot of stress!

First look at their hands. Relaxed hands are happy hands. If the baby is putting them into a fist it usually mean something. If those fists migrate to the cheek or mouth that is a strong cue it time to offer the breast or bottle. You will see the baby's arms and hands relax as they fill up.

Rooting: its not just something plants do. Babies will often turn their head toward the breast, or honestly anything around and begin to suck. This is a strong cue that they could use a meal. Guys don't take it personally that you can't meet this particular need. Hand the baby to mom and grab her a snack, water, and changing supplies for the baby. There are plenty of ways to help even if nursing the baby i…