Signs that Baby is Still Hungry After Breastfeeding

My baby's still hungry after a milk feed
My baby's still hungry after a milk feed

Many mums worry about whether their baby is getting enough milk, especially if they still seem hungry after a feed. Sometimes, more milk isn't the answer. Babies over six months might be hungry for food, while younger ones might just want a reassuring cuddle.

Signs that Baby is Still Hungry After Breastfeeding

Are they hungry or going through a growth spurt?

It's not always easy to tell if a baby's hungry as there are no set rules. But generally speaking, hungry babies tend to cry for a feed more often, and will feed for longer. At the age of about six weeks, many babies go through a growth spurt. This can make them seem hungrier than usual for up to a week, and may disrupt any feeding routine you have. But, with any luck, this should settle down again after a few days.

  • A hungry baby isn't necessarily ready to start weaning
  • Weaning starts at six months
  • Some babies like to suck for comfort and don't really need milk
  • Try cuddling your baby before an extra milk feed in case they just want comforting
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