In providing complementary foods, it is not always easy, parents often feel discouraged because they are rejected by the baby. Why do babies often refuse solids, is it possible that your baby is experiencing false hunger. To recognize the signs that your baby is experiencing your false hunger, here is an article that will help you recognize the signs of false hunger on your baby.
Did you know that babies often give false hunger signs. Fake hunger or thirst for the baby makes the mother think that your baby needs breast milk. Even at night when the baby looks hungry, it makes nursing mothers take the time to meet your baby’s needs. Even though it is possible that your baby is experiencing false hunger.
Fake hunger in babies often makes mothers worry if the milk is not sufficient for the baby’s needs. So that often mothers give formula milk because pregnant women are worried that the baby will not get enough food because often the baby looks hungry.
Here are some signs that you can recognize if your baby is experiencing false hunger:
- Your baby is often in a rush when drinking milk so that your child tends to be impatient in getting breast milk. In fact, your baby is not hungry or thirsty, so there is no need to worry that your breast milk is not sufficient for the baby’s needs.
- Your baby often meets at least 1.5 hours so that it makes you awake and think that your baby is still hungry or thirsty. You will repeatedly offer to get breast milk even though the time is not long from the final breastfeeding process to the next breastfeeding process.
- Babies often do the habit of brushing on the breast. Even though your baby does not suck milk, it is difficult to release the milk even though your baby is not breastfeeding. This is a sign that your child is experiencing false hunger or thirst.
- Babies who experience false hunger often display body movements that are not related to hunger. Some signs that are not a sign of thirst include reflex sucking, babies often stick out their tongues, then babies who often put their hands in their mouths and often your baby tastes their mouths. The above conditions are not a sign your baby is starving.
Thus for those of you who are often overwhelmed because your baby’s behavior is awake every night and the signs above, your baby will experience false hunger. Furthermore, babies who often consume breast milk in frequent times are feared that they will experience overfeeding. So you should arrange breastfeeding in your child.