A well-fed baby does not show signs of hunger after feeding, is happy and calm when fed and held, and accepts being put down for a few minutes. The baby will generally be relaxed without being too sleepy and will be interested in their surroundings. Well-fed babies smile or laugh easily, scowl infrequently, and don’t need pacifiers, depending on their age. Their muscles, language, social skills, and thinking ability should develop at the same rate as those of other babies of similar age.
Normal babies will often fall asleep after breastfeeding but wake upon being placed down. We call this the down-up sleep cycle. It is normal but mothers may mistake it for signs that the baby is not taking in enough milk.
B) Other signs of normal development
Babies should develop at the same rate as other babies of a similar age. This includes development of their: