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Do u assume...
October 7, 2012 at 10:00 PM
... That when baby cries he/she's hungry?
What do u try first, before nursing to see if baby is just crying, or actually hungry?

I'm asking... Becuz dh is asking...
I go back to work on 11/4. I am so nervous and sad to leave my baby but I am the bread winner, so back I go lol. Dh is just curious what to try b4 feeding her when she cries. If she so much as wimpers right now, he heads her to me thinking she's hungry. Lol. Just trying to help him transition. Ds was 4 months old b4 I went back to work so this is new to him.


  • BrownEyedGirl86
    October 7, 2012 at 10:01 PM
    I puck her up see if she needs changing. Then nurse.
  • comptonkids
    October 7, 2012 at 10:02 PM
    Depending on age, I try to nurse first
  • catholicmamamia
    October 7, 2012 at 10:02 PM

    Never assumed, just could tell by the cry and circumstances what baby needed. 

  • MaryJarrett
    October 7, 2012 at 10:03 PM
    I try to catch upsets before they escalate to trying but I always nurse first.
  • TTC2Long
    October 7, 2012 at 10:04 PM
    No, I don't assume, but once I've covered the too hot/too cold/dirty diaper/loud noise bases, I offer some boob.
  • sreichelt26
    October 7, 2012 at 10:05 PM

    Quoting catholicmamamia:

    Never assumed, just could tell by the cry and circumstances what baby needed. 

  • tabi_cat1023
    October 7, 2012 at 10:29 PM

    Depends on how long its been since baby last fed, with bottles we schedule them so dad knows if its not time then to do other things to comfort baby..makes things easier

  • tabi_cat1023
    October 7, 2012 at 10:30 PM

    Now when nursing only I nurse on demand but bottles are scheduled

  • LKRA
    by LKRA
    October 7, 2012 at 10:32 PM

    No. I don't.

    With that being said, here's the drill in my house:

    Baby crying? Boob.

    Baby fussing? Boob.

    Baby gnawing on hands? Boob.

    Baby bonk his noggin on his sister's stupid bed? Boob.

    Baby tired? Boob.

    Baby pissed because someone took his toy? Boob.

    Baby teething? Boob.

    Baby smelly? Bath, then boob.

    This is what I do. ME.

    My husband has his own bag of tricks that he discovered through trial and error. Which is what your husband will have to do. Just like the rest of the husbands. lol

    It will take some time for the two of them to find their groove. Ask him to be patient. He'll needs loads of it. lol

  • Amberleigh81
    October 7, 2012 at 10:34 PM
    I think about time... when was the last nap? (That's usually my son's crying clue.)

    I think about diapers and then feeding. I always note when the last nap/diaper/feeding was so when fussiness starts, I can go through my mental checklist.

    Start having your husband do that. I think there are even apps for that, LOL. If not, get him a little notepad. I think this mental checklist is harder for men to grasp (at least it is for my husband) so training with a notepad might help him learn your baby's cues more intuitively. :)

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