Infants communicate through facial expressions, motor activity, autonomic responses and vocalizations to indicate their needs to caregivers. Infant communication is explored with the goal of supporting responsive parenting. Infant state, hunger cues, feeding behaviors, entrainment vs. avoidance signals, satiety cues, and normal neurobehavioral modulation are all included in a framework that highlights to competence of human infants. Includes a brief introduction to conditions that might impact breastfeeding through the lens of infant facial expressions and motor responses.
Conference committee: This lighthearted multimedia presentation focuses on infant communication strategies. It is designed for an audience of peer counselors, WIC personnel, and lactation professionals.