New parents are continually looking for signs that their baby needs something. Whether it's signs they want to be held, the tell-tale signals of a diaper that needs changing, or ways your baby is trying to tell you they're hungry, one of the hardest jobs parents have is reading these word-less cues babies give.
As time goes on, you'll become a pro at deciphering these signals. But the first few weeks (and months, in all honesty) can be a lot like trying to walk through a maze with a blindfold on as you and your brand new offspring get to know each other.
Luckily, there are lots of cues your baby instinctively gives when they're hungry, so even if they aren't as predictable as you'd like, keeping an eye out for these signs will at least help you get to know them sooner rather than later.
Some of these hunger cues are early, meaning they're signs your baby is just getting ready to eat. Although others are called "late hunger cues", they're a sign that your baby is already very hungry. Learning to differentiate these signs will help you better learn your baby's schedule and needs, letting you at least take the blindfold off in the maze of parenthood.