Breastfeeding Checklist

  • By day 5, baby's bowel movements are soft, yellow and seedy, and occur regularly.
  • During the first 4 weeks, baby has a minimum of 3 bowel movements a day.
  • He is sucking on the nipple only, instead of suckling on the areola with the nipple far back in his mouth.
  • He is sucking in a light, quick, fluttery manner rather than taking deep, regular suckles.
  • You don't hear him swallow regularly after your milk production has increased.