Breastfeed when your baby first shows signs of hunger
Babies let you know they are hungry by:
- sucking on their hands; lip smacking.
- rooting — turning head sideways with mouth open.
- you may also see an increase in body movements such as stretching, or hand-to-mouth movements
If your baby is crying, a late sign of hunger, calm him before trying to breastfeed.
Keep your baby close to help you learn the early signs of hunger!