It can be tricky to know when a baby has had enough milk, but there’s actually a really simple way to know when bub is full and satisfied. And it just involves watching their hands.
Mum-of-three Megan Hawkins shared a handy video showing how to tell if a baby is hungry, and how to tell when they’re full. She says a baby with clenched fists is hungry, with their little fingers tightly clenched into a ball.
When baby is almost full, their hands begin to slowly relax until they’re completely open, and baby is full and happy. Take a look at her video below:
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Megan also shared another video, explaining how you’re able to tell if a baby needs a break while feeding. “Notice how her head moved away from the bottle?” Megan writes.
“This means she’s all done.” But, she explains further, “Sometimes it just means they want a quick break. But for this case she was full.”
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Megan does explain that all babies are different and can have different cues, but she hopes her tips can help other mums.
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