BREASTFEEDING CUES. This is the English speaking version of a video in Swedish, from babybaby.se, on breastfeeding cues. Here’s the Swedish version: Video: Tidiga amningsssignaler (3 min).
A newborn’s breastfeeding cues
It’s good to know how a newborn baby signals that she or he wants to breastfeed. If you can catch early signals and bring your baby to the breast before he/she gets super hungry and super agitated – then breastfeeding will be easier. It’s so much easier to nurse a baby who’s not crying and screaming out of hunger. So if your desire is to breastfeed your baby, take a moment to learn the cues that are shown in this short video.
The partner (if there is one)
A non-nursing partner who wishes to be supportive in breastfeeding should take a look at this as well, I dare say. It will benefit baby, breastfeeder and breastfeeding!
More breastfeeding videos
This blog has one more breastfeeding video in English: Video on breastfeeding technique (11 min). It explains the basics of getting a good latch and how you can tell whether or not the latch is good. The video has been approved of by Swedish breastfeeding experts.
Click below for breastfeeding videos in Swedish.
More on breastfeeding cues
Here is a widely used guide/broschure on breastfeeding cues (pdf) from Royal Brisbane and Women’s hospital in Australia.
Here’s an informative brochure (pdf) on breastfeeding signals in English from Swedish Nära Bebis.