Know the hunger signs
The newborn shows signs of hunger by bringing her tiny hands to her mouth, rooting around for a nipple, or just being particularly alert.
Crying is a late sign of hunger, so try not to wait until frantic crying begins to start feeding. But if crying has already begun, settle your little one down with some rocking and soothing before you start nursing.
Or offer your finger to suck on until the baby calms down.