Health Topics

Feeding Your Baby at the Breast

Feeding Cues

Begin breastfeeding when you see your baby showing any of these early hunger cues:

  • Licking
  • Sucking movements
  • Rooting
  • Bringing hand to face or mouth  

Crying is a late hunger cue, and many babies have trouble latching once they become frustrated and begin to cry.

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Positioning

Latching On

Sucking

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Last Updated: 12/2013