Breastfeeding and Diaper Diary

Tips for Breastfeeding

  • Breastfeeding your baby on demand, at least 8-12 times/24 hours for newborns.
  • Rest, eat well, drink fluids to satisfy your thirst.
  • Avoid bottles and pacifiers during the first 2-3 weeks to help get breastfeeding off to a good start.
  • Minimize visitors. Spend your day resting, cuddling, and feeding your baby.

Call your care provider or lactation nurse if:

  • Baby is nursing more than 14 times per 24 hours.
  • Swallowing not heard and/or breasts do not soften after feeds. Baby’s urine is dark after day 3.
  • Baby’s poopy diapers are still black or brown after day 5.