Breastfeeding Log

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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?

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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