BREAST FEEDING – COMMON FEEDING PROBLEMS OF THE BABY
A certain amount of crying in a baby is normal. Crying is the communication channel for the infant.
The mother soon understands the baby’s different types of cries:
- crying due to hunger
- fussing because the child wants to be held
- due to wet nappy
Babies can usually be comforted by frequent feeding, holding, rocking, changing the soiled nappy etc.
It is also a late sign of hunger and mothers usually learn instinctively to pick up the early signs of hunger in their baby.
It is one of the most common reasons of introducing artificial milk when it is not actually required. There are many other reasons for crying in a baby, which must be considered.
As a parent, you tend to know your child best. A mother is able to differentiate between cry used as a signal of communication and the cry of discomfort. In case the cry is excessive, inconsolable and the character of cry is different from the normal, it would be best to consult your doctor.