Cloth Diapers & Breastfeeding
Posted on August 04, 2010
August 1-7th is World Breastfeeding Week.
Breastfeeding is the natural progression of pregnancy and birth but it does not always come naturally
. Like cloth diapering, education is key. Surrounding yourself with like minded, if not just plain supportive folks will also help you feel positive and succeed.
One of the biggest worries in the first days and weeks of breastfeeding is knowing whether your baby is getting enough milk
. In your first week getting to know your baby, your health care provider will likely have you monitor your babies output as what goes in must come out! Monitoring output can be tricky as newborns don't pee much in the first days.
According to Kellymom.com
newborns should have at least 5-6 soaking diapers per day by day five of life
To get a sense of what a "soaking wet diaper" should look/feel like, pour 3T (45ml) of warm water
into your diaper.
By using cloth diapers, you will be able to see/feel how much your baby is peeing
. Without some modifications, disposables may not give you the information you need to accurately determine if your baby wetting as much as he/she should.
Knowing that your baby is peeing enough will help you to relax and enjoy your developing relationship with your baby rather than worrying about how much he/she is taking in.
For more information about output, check out this feeding log
for your first week and mini cheat sheet
Our top 3 cloth diaper recommendations to help you with your newborn breastfeeding are: Kissaluv Cotton Diapers
, Prefold Cloth Diapers
, TiniFit All-in-One Cloth Diapers
How did you feel about monitoring your newborn's output with cloth diapers? Did it boost your confidence and let you relax a little more?
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