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Breastfeeding Log

In the wee hours of the morning it is hard to remember specifics of baby’s feedings – how long she nursed on each side, how many diaper changes he had, etc. There are many ways to track this, but we liked The Bump’s free downloadable Breastfeeding Log.

What tips do you have for keeping track of breastfeeding?

Posted July 5, 2011

by MichelleH

9 Comments

9 Responses

  1. Veronica L says:

    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. MichelleH says:

    So true Veronica!

  3. Shari Alligood says:

    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.

  4. MichelleH says:

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

  5. melanie c says:

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

  6. amy says:

    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!

  7. MichelleH says:

    Amy,
    The bobby pin idea is definitely innovative!

  8. Sarah P says:

    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!

  9. MichelleH says:

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

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