How will I know my baby wants to breastfeed?

Watch your baby. Look for smacking lips, sucking movements, bringing her hand to her mouth and bobbing around with her face. Crying is a late hunger cue. Your baby will latch and feed better if you get ready to feed her when she begins to give you the first hunger cues. A poster with a series of photographs showing baby cues can be found HERE

To encourage, promote and provide breastfeeding, chest feeding and human milk feeding support and educational opportunities as an important contribution to the health of children, families and society