You can tell what different cries mean. Screaming at top of lungs usually indicates pain though. You can make sure your baby is dry and rash free. Fed. Held and cared for. Different cry's mean different things. The knowledge comes with experience. Just make sure you check the basic needs. Sometimes it is ok if your baby cries... When you get to feeling like you cannot handle it... put the baby in its crib and walk away. Do not let yourself go crazy over it. When you have composed yourself... come back to your baby and try to soothe it again. Oh... and hitting a crying baby just because it is crying.... NEVER makes it stop crying. I use to work in an Emergency Room.... saw WAY too much of that.
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You can't automatically know .. You will get a better sense of her signals after a while but, in the meantime you just have to go through all the motions of making sure she is not hungry, uncomfortable, or just needs to be held. It's kind of like trial and error to figure out what they want or need.
Feed every 3/4 hours change diapers just as often and make sure there not red from the diaper use powder if red use destine what's the age birth to 2 months they usually eat wet and sleep that's it unless they have fever and don't forget to burp after and during feeding usually 2/4 ounces
Bikergirl40 is right. Crying is a general all-inclusive method a baby uses to get your attention. You CANNOT know exactly what is causing the demand for help until you check all the possibilities listed elsewhere. Neanderthal is also right - you get to understand your baby's noises with experience, but watch out for the ones that have discovered crying means attention and cuddles. If the baby works THAT out, they will keep you running off your feet 24/7. Some cries HAVE to be ignored or your health will fail....