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.