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How Can I Tell If My Baby is Hungry?

Spend as much time as you can with your baby, getting to know him. You will learn to recognize the signs that your baby is hungry and ready to feed. These are called feeding cues.

Here are some signs that your baby is hungry and ready to feed:

  • His eyes move quickly behind his closed eyelids
     
  • He brings his hands closer to his face
     
  • He tries to lick or suck at whatever is close to his face
     
  • He turns his face from side to side
     
  • He wakes up
     
Crying may be one of the last signs that your baby is hungry.