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Make no mistake: breastfeeding is natural but not easy. Even though at the hospital nurses and lactation consultants tried their best to train me (it was actually more like breastfeeding boot camp), the baby needs to figure out his own way. This is why the first 2 weeks were really stressful for me. I wasn’t sure if my baby had enough milk and if the milk was good enough for him (in terms of nutrition). The midwives told me that if I was getting 8 – 10 wet diapers a day than it means that the baby is hydrated and 3 – 4 dirty diapers mean he had enough to eat.

So I started counting diapers – yes, I know it sounds ridiculous, but it was my only way to know that my baby is fine. I made a log book and put it in the pocket of changing table. This is what it looked like: Baby log book

Every time I fed or changed Eric, I ticked one of the boxes – wet diaper, dirty diaper and wrote the time of the feeding. You can download my baby’s first little logbook here. As silly as it may sound, that log was a real confidence builder to me during the first 2 weeks with a new baby.