10 Tips for Breastfeeding Success


Keep an Eye on Baby

Because you don't have a dipstick or any other handy gauge to tell you how full your breasts are, it's normal to worry that baby isn't getting enough milk. The best way to reassure yourself is to keep a dirty diaper diary — a log of how many diapers your child dirties in a 24-hour period. Once your milk comes in, and for the first six weeks of life, baby should have five or six wet diapers a day and two to five bowel movements per day, according to La Leche League. Also, your baby should average eight to 12 feedings per 24-hour period, says La Leche League.