Signs That Your Baby is Full

Posted on: April 24th, 2017 by JayHawkPharmacyBlogger

When adults are done eating, we put down the fork and walk away from the table. Breastfeeding babies aren’t so straightforward, however. Often, babies will continue to latch on even after they’re satisfied, usually suckling for comfort. Jayhawk Pharmacy is here to help. Today we will offer a good method to tell when your baby is full.

Start by looking at your baby’s throat. If your baby is making the suckling motion but isn’t swallowing any milk, that’s a sure sign that they’re using your breast as a pacifier. To break the suction, wet your finger in cold water and insert your finger between your nipple and the baby’s mouth. Then burp the baby and place him or her back on your breast. If they start to swallow again, that’s a sign that your baby is not done eating.

However, if you place your baby back at your breast, and they act disinterested—maybe looking in another direction or not quite latching on—that’s a sign that your baby is full. The baby may become fussy 20 minutes or so after you take them away from the breast, but they’re probably tired, as opposed to hungry again.

To establish a good feeding pattern during your infant’s early months, try feeding him or her once every two or three hours. By sticking to this, you can establish a consistent nursing schedule that will help your breasts be stimulated at the right time each day.

If you plan on returning to work after giving birth, you don’t have to give up that schedule either. By purchasing a portable breast pump, you can continue to both express milk at the same time each day, as well as ensure that your baby continues to receive proper nutrition.

Jayhawk Pharmacy is here for you. We carry a wide range of breast pumps in our online catalog, and help you pick out the perfect one!

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