Research has shown that healthy, full-term breastfeeding infants have a remarkable ability to regulate their own milk intake when they are allowed to nurse "on cue" and that mothers' rates of milk production are closely related to how much milk their babies take. Regardless of the size of her breasts or the size of her baby, a mother who is responding freely to her baby's appetite will make just the right amount of milk to meet her baby's needs. Babies feed when they are hungry, and slow down and stop feeding when they are full. Some babies will take frequent small feeds, while other babies will take larger feeds less often. In either case, the healthy baby can be trusted to regulate his own milk intake, and in so doing, effectively regulate his mother's supply to fit his specific needs.