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Parental query: When do I know it is time to wind my baby?
Jacqui’s problem solving response
Generally if your baby is dozing off after the first rapid intake of breast milk as discussed above, or if they seem agitated or crying while feeding, they may need winding.
 
Below are the various signs to look out for in your baby’s behaviour . ..
 
Signs to watch out for
When your baby comes off your breast voluntarily and does not seem interested in feeding any more
When they start following asleep on the breast and the nipple falls out of their mouth
When they start getting agitated whilst breastfeeding, pulling on and off
When the suction on your breast is no longer strong
 
If you notice that your baby is now taking small sips and stops every time you try and detach them from your nipple or feed, and the feed has lasted at least ten to fifteen minutes from the onset, then it is best to wind them. Even when your baby cries whilst detaching them from your nipple or from the bottle teat, their lazy feed is an indication of their food pipe being full (see latching –on tips) and in need of relaxing using Jacqui’s Anti-colic winding technique. Besides the little cherubs always relax and settle back into a good suckling rhythm as soon as you have applied Jacqui’s feeding Baby massage.
 
 
Regular winding during a feeding session helps to make more room in a baby’s stomach, which helps them to maximise the quantity of milk that they take so that they reach the hind milk in your breast. Whilst all breast milk is highly nutritious for your baby, the difference between the hind and foremilk is that the hind milk is of a much denser quality than the fore milk. 
 
 It is this richness that really helps your baby to settle calmly after each feed, sleep longer in between feeds and put gain weight steady as your baby grows each week.  Winding also helps the milk to travel through the digestion system properly.  
 
 
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