A: Instead of waiting till your baby starts bawling from hunger, look out for these signs (early and mid cues) that baby needs a feed…before he/she starts kicking and screaming in a fit of frenzy. Most people are not aware that crying is actually a late hunger cue. Early cues help signal that the baby is getting hungry, while mid cues signal that baby is REALLY hungry.
- Stirring in the sleep
- Mouth opening as if he or she is nursing
- Turning head from side to side
- Increased physical movement
- Hand to mouth activity
- Sucking on hands or clothing