My baby wets at least 6-8 diapers a day and has at least 1-2 poops most days. (After the first week)
When my baby eats, I wait for a big "baby bird" mouth before pulling my baby on. Breastfeeding should not hurt. If I have pain, I should try again. If I continue to have pain, I need to seek help from a breastfeeding professional, doula, or LLL counselor.
My baby does not eat or drink anything else but breastmilk for a full 6 months. (No water or juice)
In order to make plenty of milk, I rest when my baby sleeps, especially in the first few weeks. (Day and night)
I am getting plenty of help for household duties such as cleaning, laundry and grocery shopping, so that I can rest and let my body heal from childbirth. (Especially the first few weeks.)
I am getting a balance of nutritious foods every day, take my vitamins, and drink plenty of non-caffeinated beverages to keep me hydrated.
I know alcohol and medications can affect my breastmilk and my baby, so I keep these to a minimum and seek the help of a lactation professional if I am not sure if one is safe while breastfeeding.
I trust my body knows exactly how to make milk and how much. It will make milk for as long as I want to nurse my baby!