Bringing your newborn home is a joyous occasion, but one that could be overwhelming if you don’t feel prepared. Fortunately, Newborn Care Specialists who undergo specialized training can assist new moms and dads in what could be an initially challenging transition. Whether hired as a live-in or for evening shifts, their goal is to teach you all you need to know about how to care for your baby, from nursing to sleeping schedules, and provide extra help while you recover.
Resolving Nursing Issues
In the beginning, it’s not uncommon for a new mom and their baby to have trouble with latching or feeding. A newborn care specialist can coach you with proper feeding techniques, inform you of best practices, recommend feeding schedules, and feed the baby bottled breastmilk while you take a break from nursing.
Setting a Sleep Schedule
To establish predictability, your newborn care specialist can assist with overnights to make sure that the baby begins adhering to a sleeping schedule when it safe to do so. Having no interruptions in care will help you and your baby become accustomed to a routine sleeping pattern, which benefits your entire family.
Lending an Extra Pair of Hands
You may want to spend as much time with your newborn as possible. A newborn care specialist can ensure that you can be present when your baby needs you the most. They can relieve you of tidying up the nursery, preparing bottles, and other baby-related tasks.