Perspectives from a New Mother: After a Feed


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Brief Observations after Feeding a Baby

This new mother notices that after a feed her baby is calm and receptive to new information. It may be the sucking or the nutrition. This receptive state is often called “quiet alert” and it is the ideal time to turn-take when talking to baby or play with baby.


Dr. Padmapriya Kandhadai