9 Responses to “Breastfeeding Log”

  1. Veronica L July 5, 2011 at 2:20 pm #

    The best way of keeping track of feeding my babies was to write it down. With the lack of sleep and being so excited about having a little one, it was easy to lose track of time /which side did I feed on, etc.

  2. Shari Alligood July 5, 2011 at 7:29 pm #

    Definitely writing down the time & keeping track that way is always a first but when I dont have a pen handy I put it under the notes in my cel phone while we are out.

    • MichelleH July 6, 2011 at 7:42 am #

      Great idea Shari! Thanks for sharing it with us – very practical!

  3. melanie c July 11, 2011 at 4:27 pm #

    I always have to write down each feeding. With 4 boys it is hard to keep track of time.

  4. amy July 17, 2011 at 8:22 pm #

    I wish I had known about this when I breastfed. I swear there were days I could remember NOTHING. I put a bobby pin on my bra for the longest time to remind myself which side I had last fed on. Hopefully I’ll remember this the next go round!

    • MichelleH July 18, 2011 at 7:44 am #

      The bobby pin idea is definitely innovative!

  5. Sarah P July 18, 2011 at 5:25 pm #

    I obsessively kept track of my first son’s feeding schedule. I had a little notebook to record what side he nursed on, for how long, & when he started and finished. It was totally unnecessary. My son told me when he was hungry & as long as I followed his cues he was fine. I think it’s important if your child is not gaining weight as quickly as they should, or is a really deep sleeper, but mostly I think feeding on demand works fine. With my second son I didn’t keep track; I had a bracelet to help remind me what side to nurse on, but I could never remember if I had already switched the bracelet or not so it didn’t work that well for me. I mastered a side-boob-bump where I tapped the side of each of my breast before nursing & that was enough for me to feel which side was more full & then I’d nurse on that side. Worked just fine!

    • MichelleH July 19, 2011 at 8:18 am #

      Sounds like you really found a system that worked for you. That’s great! We love mom creativity.

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