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It is very important to make feeding your baby your number one priority. When a baby is not getting enough calories, he/she gets more and more tired. Sleepy babies need some stimulation during the day. When your baby naps, watch for signs of wakefulness, such as sucking on fingers or fist, rapid eye movement and little sounds. This is a good time to feed him/her. Skin-to-skin is stimulating for babies and will help your baby to stay awake for a good feed.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|