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Practical (and judgment-free) advice on caring for your newborn from the baby pros
According to the National Sleep Foundation, a newborn should be sleeping 14-18 hours each day. Babies need significantly more sleep than adults to support their rapid mental and physical development. But as parents, when we’re running on fumes and our newborn just won’t stop crying, it can make things really
When you’re busy being a mother, a postpartum doula is there to “mother the mother.” She cares, assists, supports and educates the mother in the early days of bringing the baby home. She also supports the whole family by smoothing the transition of having a newborn added to the family.
Many women experience difficulties with latching, milk production, painful feedings, concerns about the amount of milk the baby is consuming, and the baby weight gain. Breastfeeding consultants are either registered nurses or certified breastfeeding consultants who help mothers through their breastfeeding challenges. Breastfeeding Consultants respect and work with the parents
Doulas are non-medical care providers who support the family emotionally and physically during delivery. They may be professionally trained and experienced in assisting and supporting expected parents through their pregnancy. The assistance of a birth doula provides mothers with a more fulfilling and memorable pregnant experience. Doulas empower expected parents
A baby care nurse is a licensed (RN or LPN), with a degree and a license to practice nursing. They typically come to your home to work with families of newborn(s) with medical conditions that could be life-threatening for the baby. Many of the nurses are experienced in neonatal care,
A newborn care specialist provides expertise in all aspects of newborn care, parental education and support. They care for the newborns while providing guidance and education to the parents. The role of a newborn care specialist usually begins after the baby is home. While the parents rest, the newborn care