My friend Cynthia is, like me, minimalist when it comes to baby stuff, so I took the following gear recommendation to heart: "I had a thought during my 3 am feeding that you might be interested in...I've found the itzbeen to be the most helpful item of baby gear so far this go-round. A single-mom friend turned me on to it, because she knew she would be insanely sleep-deprived and not able to be charting even the most basic info. It really helps me keep track of feeding often by day and it's encouraging to know she's going 2-3 hours at a time at night. It also helps me remember which boob I'm on." Go forth and collect data mamas.