Feeding cues

How do we know that our baby is hungry? It’s not always as clear as we think. Here are a few indications that it’s time for a feed.

  • Getting restless
  • Making murmuring sounds
  • Turning their head and opening their mouth (rooting)
  • Licking their lips
  • Sucking on fingers or fist
  • Crying or screaming (the last cue)

It's best to try and feed your baby during these early feeding cues as a crying baby is difficult to feed.

Watch this video to see some of the feeding cues in action.