Newborn feeding

Newborn feeding

To do list

  • Identify who can give you breastfeeding support, such as a friend or family member. If you don't already know, find out what breastfeeding services your hospital or clinic offers.
  • Buy several nursing bras. Choose cotton cups that are not lined with plastic and two extra clasp-widths for expanded comfort.
  • Take a breastfeeding class.
  • Ask for the help you need so you feel more confident about feeding your baby when you are in the hospital.
  • Attend a La Leche League meeting. For more information, call 612-922-4996 or visit
  • If you plan to formula feed, ask your baby's health care provider what kind of formula they recommend.
  • Make feeding time a time to enjoy your baby (for both breastfeeding and formula feeding).

Forms and worksheets

Chart your baby's breastfeedings and diapers

Chart your baby's formula feedings and diapers

Questions to ask when breastfeeding worksheet

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Source: Allina Health Patient Education, Beginnings: Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond, eighth edition, ob-ah-90026
First Published: 10/04/2002
Last Reviewed: 12/06/2021