Is your baby is getting enough during feedings? Is she still hungry…or is she full?

Is Your Baby Is Getting Enough During Feedings? Is She Still Hungry...or Is She Full? - Pregnancy - 2022

Do you ever wonder if your baby is getting enough during feedings? Is she still hungry…or is she full? 🙈⁣⁣⁠
I used to go CRAZY wondering these same questions…(seriously, I was SO obsessed with his feedings and giving him enough)⁣⁣⁠
This is actually a very effective tip I learned from my own lactation consultant by going to her breastfeeding support groups! ⁣⁣⁠
Use baby’s hands as a guide to determine how hungry they are! Their hands are almost like a gas gauge!⁣⁠
Next time you feed your little one, notice how her hands are tighter at the beginning of a feed, and sloooowly start to loosen. By the end of the feed, baby’s hands should be nice and relaxed! 😎 ⁣⁣⁠
Of course, all babies are different too! Your baby may not ever relax his hands completely-some babies (especially dependent on age) always have their little hands in fists. But his shoulders, arms, legs etc. may look a little more relaxed at the end of a feeding! ⁣⁠
Moral of this post-watch baby during feedings and their cues! If they are satisfied (and that means not OVER-full too!) they should be relaxed-and this most often is evident in those tiny little hands of theirs! 💓⁣⁠
At your next feeding, take note, did this happen with your baby? Report back!! 🥰⁣

Originally posted 2021-01-12 01:34:02.

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