Breastfeeding and Lactation

Breastfeeding Diary

You may find it helpful to record your baby’s feedings, wet diapers, and stools for the first few weeks after he is born. Babies often lose weight in the hospital or in the first few days after discharge. Once your baby has regained his weight, is above birth weight and gaining regularly, you no longer need to use this log.

Breastfeeding hints

DAY: _________________________________________ 
Record your total numbers for the day for each column. 

Time
of day
Time -right
breast
Time - left
breast
Wet
diapers
Stools
(note
color)
Other notes
(i.e. amount of pumped breast milk, amount supplemented, etc.)
Midnight          
1 a.m.          
2 a.m.          
3 a.m.          
4 a.m.          
5 a.m.          
6 a.m.          
7 a.m.          
8 a.m.          
9 a.m.          
10 a.m.          
11 a.m.          
Noon          
1 p.m.          
2 p.m.          
3 p.m.          
4 p.m.          
5 p.m.          
6 p.m.          
7 p.m.          
8 p.m.          
9 p.m.          
10 p.m.          
11 p.m.          
TOTAL          

The Breastfeeding Diary can be downloaded and printed out in pdf form.

Contact us

For more information or to schedule an appointment with a lactation specialist at CHOP, call 215-590-4442 or contact us online.

Reviewed by: Diane L. Spatz, PhD, RN-BC, FAAN
Date: August 2012

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