Q&A: Baby Too Excited to Latch?

Sometimes my baby seems too excited to latch on. It's like he wants to eat SO bad that he can't figure out how to do it. What can I do to help him?
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March 2, 2017
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If baby’s excitement is simply due to a so-hungry-I-just-can’t-control-myself state, you may need to watch more closely for signs of early hunger, like finger-sucking and mild fussiness. Learn to feed baby before he’s going nuts. Once baby is worked up to a tizzy, it can be tough for him to latch effectively.

If you feel that baby’s excitement is due to distractions — because he doesn’t want to miss any playtime action, it may help to move to a dark, quiet room to feed him. The lack of cool stuff to look at can help baby focus and stay calm.

Please note: The Bump and the materials and information it contains are not intended to, and do not constitute, medical or other health advice or diagnosis and should not be used as such. You should always consult with a qualified physician or health professional about your specific circumstances.

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