Baby feeding cues (signs)

Early Cues – “I'm Hungry”

  • Stirring
  • Mouth opening
  • Turning head, seeking / rooting

Mid Cues – “I'm really hungry”

  • Stretching
  • Increasing physical movement
  • Hand to mouth

Late Cues – “Calm me, then feed me ! ”

  • Crying
  • Agitated body movements
  • Colour turning red

Time to calm crying baby

  • Cuddling
  • Skin-to-skin on chest
  • Talking
  • Stroking
(Published 10/2016)