Hunger Cues For Formula Feeding Video Transcript

Hunger Cues For Formula Feeding Video Transcript

Video transcript for hunger cues for formula feeding

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Voice

When your baby is hungry, they will show signs of nuzzling, hand-sucking, or mouthing which is opening their mouth and turning their head. These signs can happen when their eyes are closed or open. These early signs are useful when you and baby are learning to feed. Try to feed your baby as often as they show signs they are hungry.

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[Muffled conversation]

Lactation consultant

And you can move her from one to the other. It makes it easier when she's in that position to be able to move her rather than her lying down.

[Baby grizzling sounds]

Put that into her mouth now. She'll be keen to have that.

[Baby sounds]

Tip it up; tip it up so that the teat is full with milk at all times.

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[Baby sounds]

Voice

Crying may be the last sign your baby is hungry. Try to feed your baby before they start crying.

[Sound of baby crying]

It's easier to feed when they are not upset and crying. 

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You will soon recognise when your baby's hungry. It does help to keep your baby close to you, including sleeping in the same room at night. This means you won't miss the early signs your baby is hungry. It will also help your baby to feel safe and secure and help you bond with each other. 

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This page last reviewed 24 July 2013.
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