Frequent breastfeeding and comfort seeking is normal behaviour. Your baby is learning to recognise his/her family.
It is normal for babies to feed 8 to 12 times in 24 hours. This is because baby’s tummies are very small.
It is important to feed your baby whenever he/she shows signs of wanting to feed and for as long as they want to.
- Babies should be fed when they show early feeding cues:
If your baby has to wait until a late feeding cue such as crying, fussing, squeaky noises and restless it can make feeding difficult!
Other signs your baby might be ready to feed:
- Your breasts feel full
- Your baby is distressed or needs comforting
- You or your baby need to rest and relax
Remember! You cannot overfeed a breastfed baby. They will always spontaneously finish feeding when they are full.