How can I tell if my baby is full?
Satiety cues are your baby’s way of showing he is satisfied and no longer hungry. Here are a few cues you might recognize at the end of breastfeeding:
- Baby’s hands are open and relaxed
- Baby’s body feels relaxed, “loose”
- Baby may have hiccups but is calm and relaxed
- Baby may fall asleep
- Baby may have a “wet burp” (milk can be seen dribbling out mouth)
- Baby seems peaceful
Note the newborn's open hand, a signal that he is relaxed and getting full!
More info: Breastfeeding on cue or baby led feedings
References: Wilson-Clay, B., Hoover. K (2005) The Breastfeeding Atlas Manchaca, Texas. LactNews Press