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January 25, 2023

What’s Your Baby’s Feeding Personality?

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iMumz Expert Panel
Find out your baby’s nursing style down below!
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Gobbler

She’s a cute little gobbler if she latches on to the breast with determination and suckles hungrily for 10 to 20 minutes. 

A gobbler baby doesn’t waste time — when at the breast, she wants to get the job done.

With a gobbler at your breast, it may hurt a little. Just be patient: your nipples will toughen up.

Distracted Squirrel

The little one is super excited about feeding but is distracted by a million things. It is tough for mum to get her baby focussed. We know how tiring it is, especially since you are also recovering from childbirth. But, we request you to be patient. Get rest in between but get back to work.

Your work is to calm down the baby. Playing calming raagas will help. Keep offering your breast - the squirrel will settle down.

Later, alligator!

This baby loves putting away things for later. He might now show interest in suckling until the fourth or fifth day, when the milk comes in. You might start getting frustrated. But here’s the good news: the baby will get down to business soon. Make sure you hold the baby at the breast often.

Only 5-Star Food

This baby is picky. He’s like the guy at a fancy restaurant who wants to sample a bit before deciding. The baby will taste a bit, remove his mouth, smack his lips and take a pause to decide whether he wants to have more.

It’s just this baby’s personality. If you rush him, he will get annoyed. Just let him move at how own pace.

Easy-going fella

This little one is an easy-going fellow, He likes to take breaks, maybe a little nap before resuming. He may even take a 15-minute nap before getting back to work. 

Patting him to wake him and resume may make him cranky. We understand your state of fatigue, mum but you will have to match your schedule with the little one’s.

All babies are different. Some thoughtful babies feed every 1½ hours during the day, but stretch the time between night feedings to 3 or even 4 hours. 

Other babies might want to feed around the clock—waking every 2½ hours for a feeding whether it’s the middle of the morning or the middle of the night. 

On a final note, you have to feed the baby often to get your milk flow constant. So, adjust to the baby’s personality but ensure that he is being fed often.

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Gobbler

She’s a cute little gobbler if she latches on to the breast with determination and suckles hungrily for 10 to 20 minutes. 

A gobbler baby doesn’t waste time — when at the breast, she wants to get the job done.

With a gobbler at your breast, it may hurt a little. Just be patient: your nipples will toughen up.

Distracted Squirrel

The little one is super excited about feeding but is distracted by a million things. It is tough for mum to get her baby focussed. We know how tiring it is, especially since you are also recovering from childbirth. But, we request you to be patient. Get rest in between but get back to work.

Your work is to calm down the baby. Playing calming raagas will help. Keep offering your breast - the squirrel will settle down.

Later, alligator!

This baby loves putting away things for later. He might now show interest in suckling until the fourth or fifth day, when the milk comes in. You might start getting frustrated. But here’s the good news: the baby will get down to business soon. Make sure you hold the baby at the breast often.

Only 5-Star Food

This baby is picky. He’s like the guy at a fancy restaurant who wants to sample a bit before deciding. The baby will taste a bit, remove his mouth, smack his lips and take a pause to decide whether he wants to have more.

It’s just this baby’s personality. If you rush him, he will get annoyed. Just let him move at how own pace.

Easy-going fella

This little one is an easy-going fellow, He likes to take breaks, maybe a little nap before resuming. He may even take a 15-minute nap before getting back to work. 

Patting him to wake him and resume may make him cranky. We understand your state of fatigue, mum but you will have to match your schedule with the little one’s.

All babies are different. Some thoughtful babies feed every 1½ hours during the day, but stretch the time between night feedings to 3 or even 4 hours. 

Other babies might want to feed around the clock—waking every 2½ hours for a feeding whether it’s the middle of the morning or the middle of the night. 

On a final note, you have to feed the baby often to get your milk flow constant. So, adjust to the baby’s personality but ensure that he is being fed often.

Breastfeeding
January 25, 2023

What’s Your Baby’s Feeding Personality?

By:
iMumz Expert Panel

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