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Video: Baby cues that say ‘I'm hungry’

Newborns need to feed every 2-3 hours. When your baby is hungry, she might:

  • make sucking noises
  • turn towards the breast.

You can start look for these cues every 1-2 hours in newborns or every 3-4 hours for an older baby.

Looking for your baby's hunger signs is a better way to work out when to feed than waiting for a set number of hours.

Watch the video to see what hunger cues look like in real babies.

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