Responsive feeding or baby-led feeding as it’s sometimes called is all about you responding to your baby’s cues for food, comfort and reassurance rather than following a set routine or schedule.
By following their lead and letting your baby feed when they need to, you’ll make sure they get the milk they need, when they need it! It also stimulates your milk supply – telling your body to make more for your baby.
It’s also about looking after your own needs too – it might be that your breasts are uncomfortably full, or if you need to fit in a feed before popping out.
Breastfeeding your baby when you just want to spend time together and bond is responsive feeding too, so do this as often as feels right for you and your baby.