Signs that indicate babies are hungry

 
Contributed by : Asha Lalwani   
Signs that indicate babies are hungry

Irritability is probably the most common signs among babies that indicates a child is hungry.

Newborns and infants cannot inform when they are hungry. Some of these signs are subtle hints that will tell you when the child is hungry:

  • The baby is putting fingers in mouth
  • Sucking lips or tongue
  • Making little crying sounds
  • Getting restless
  • Avoids other family members and only wants to be with mother


Some babies are too sleepy and do not show any signs of hunger, but wake them up and feed the baby at least 8 to 12 times in 24 hours.


Babies often get hungrier than usual (every hour) during the growth spurt. Growth spurt is the time when the baby is physically growing; it lasts for 2-3 days. Growth spurts occur periodically, within 7-10 days of birth, 2-3 weeks, 3 months, 4 months, 6 months and 9 months.




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