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How Can I Tell When My Baby is Finished Feeding?

Offer your baby both breasts at each feeding.  When your baby slows down on the first breast, move him to the other breast.  Do not limit the time your baby breastfeeds.  As your baby is breastfeeding you should hear or see your baby swallowing.

Here are some signs that your baby has finished feeding:

  • He has stopped swallowing
     
  • He seems more relaxed and sleepy
     
  • He may not seem interested in sucking even after you burp and move him
     
  • He settles and becomes quiet and content