Re: hunger cues???
Hi Meggie, it's really confusing in the beginning, I know. But trust that you and your lo will get more used to each other and it will get easier to read her as she gets older.
My lo's cues: grunting, pursing her lips (kissy face), making an "eh-eh-eh" noise. That's all I can really remember from before she could just walk up and pat my boobs to get my attention.
I offered my lo the breast quite often and found that she would take it when she was hungry, sleepy, or wanted comfort and would refuse it otherwise. It didn't harm our nursing relationship. Granted she's kind of a snacker anyway (nurses breifly, then plays, then wants to nurse again) so whether I made her this way by offering or not I don't know.
I suggest that you wait until your lo wakes at night to feed her, that's what I did and sometimes I actually got a full night's sleep (not anymore, but sometimes in the beginning I did!). I follow the never-wake-a sleeping-baby rule and it works for me. I think your lo is old enough to do this now, maybe someone else will correct me if I'm wrong.
Don't worry! You are doing great and as long as your baby is pooping and wetting plenty of diapers and gaining weight you are doing everything just fine.
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