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Baby Feeding Cues (signs)

Image developed by Women's and Newborn Services Royal Brisbane and Woman's Hospital. Queensland Government.

The image is split into three sections; early cues, mid cues and late cues.

Early cues - "I'm hungry"

Images show baby stirring, mouth opening, turning head and seeking / rooting. All early cues that your baby is hungry.

Mid cues - "I'm really hungry"

Images show baby stretching, increasing physical movement and hand to mouth. All mid cues that your baby is really hungry.

Late cues - "Calm me, then feed me"

Images show baby crying, agitated body movements, colour turning red. All late cues that your baby needs calming and then feeding.

Time to calm crying baby by cuddling, skin to skin on chest, talking and stroking. Once your baby is calm feed her.

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