Is Your Baby Getting Enough to Eat? Check These Four Signs

When feeding your baby, have you ever wondered: how do I know if they are full? Sometimes it seems like they've eaten enough, but then they start crying again shortly after.

Although your baby can't speak yet, you can actually observe these four signs to determine if they are getting enough to eat.

First Sign: Feeding Behavior

If your baby is full, they might show the following behaviors:

  • The pace of sucking slows down significantly, with frequent pauses.
  • They start looking around and lose interest in the breast or bottle.
  • They refuse to feed, repeatedly pushing away the nipple or bottle.
The baby will feed slowly
The baby drinks milk and looks around
The baby refused to drink milk
Suck slowly look in all directions refuse to take milk

However, if your baby shows the following behaviors, they might not be full:

  • The interval between feedings is less than one hour.
  • They smack or lick their lips.
  • They put their hands in their mouth.
  • They tug at your clothes looking for the breast or bottle.
Baby fingers in mouth
Baby smack
Baby wants to eat milk
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Tip: Sometimes, using a breast pump can help you more accurately measure the amount of milk your baby is getting, ensuring they are full. For example, KISSBOBO's breast pumps are designed to be convenient and efficient, helping you better control the feeding process.

Second Sign: Alertness and Activity

Generally, a baby under two months old who is able to sleep quietly and contentedly between feedings and wake up alert is likely getting enough to eat.

The baby is sleepy when eating

Tip: If you notice that your baby seems unsettled between feedings, consider using a breast pump to store extra milk. This ensures that your baby always has enough to eat and won't go hungry.

Third Sign: Diapers

If your baby's urine and stool are as follows, you don't need to worry about them not getting enough to eat.

  • Wet diapers: At least six wet diapers a day.
  • Bowel movements: By the time your baby is 2-3 months old, bowel movements will gradually decrease to 1-3 times a day.
Baby stool analysis

Tip: Recording the amount of milk you pump each time can also help you track your baby's intake, ensuring their diaper output is normal.

Fourth Sign: Weight

Typically, in the first three months after birth, a baby's weight increases rapidly, averaging 1.13 kg per month. By three months, their weight can double their birth weight. As long as your baby’s weight is growing normally, it means they are eating well and growing healthily.

Tip: Using a breast pump can help you better manage your baby's milk intake and ensure they meet their weight gain milestones. The KISSBOBO GLE10 breast pump, for example, is easy to use and helps you effectively manage milk supply.


In summary, as long as your baby is alert, sleeps well, has normal diapers, and gains weight normally, they are getting enough to eat. Using a breast pump can help mothers better control and record each feeding amount, ensuring the baby gets enough breast milk. By following these tips, you can better understand your baby's fullness and ensure they grow healthily. Got it?