Posted August 31, 2018 08:24:13For the first few weeks of a newborn baby’s life, they can be a bit overwhelmed by the demands of nursing.
“I think you’re a little bit more relaxed, you’re in a good mood,” said Lauren Hausman, an associate professor of nursing at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.
“I think that’s one of the things that makes them feel a little more confident and ready to nurse.”
“You’re able to do more and be more aware of what you’re doing and what you want to do,” she added.
“You’re not just focused on what you need to do, you’ve got this whole list of things you can do that you need help with.”
But you can prepare for any new nurse by keeping a checklist in your back pocket.
Here are a few of the tips you should consider for the first week or two of a baby’s nursing:What to do: To start, you should plan ahead and find out if there are any things that you can’t do for your newborn.
“It’s important that you’re able, if you’re nursing in your home or you’re going to a new place, to be able to stay with your baby,” Hausmann said.
“That way, you’ll have a plan and you can plan out your own day.”
To prepare, Hausmans suggested reading a book about nursing and talking to people who know people who have done it.
What to wear: You’ll want to avoid wearing a white gown or anything that could distract your newborn from nursing.
“The first couple of days of a new baby is the most exciting and most challenging part of nursing,” Hauman said.
So, if there’s a bright, warm day that you’ve had to put up with for the past few days, you can get rid of it with a white dress or sweater that looks good and doesn’t show any scars or marks.
You should also be careful not to be too nervous or nervous-looking around the baby, she added, and try to take pictures and videos of the baby.
“Just make sure you’re comfortable and look at it from a safe distance,” Hauseman said, adding that the only things you should avoid are the things your baby may get hurt if you take too many pictures.
Where to go: If you have a nursing space, you might consider having a baby-friendly room, such as a nursery or an infant-only room, but you should also check out baby-focused stores like Baby & Me.
If your baby is under a lot of pressure, you may want to consider a crib or a separate room for your child.
If you don’t want to move out of the room for more than a few days at a time, you could opt for a home-based nursery with a nursing-friendly bed, Hausemans suggested.
There are also baby-centered online stores that can help you plan a schedule for a baby, such at www.nursing.org.
When to call a nurse: There’s no one right time to call the nursing nurse, but it depends on the type of nursing and how much time is available, Hauxman said in an interview.
Some people have a schedule of between three and four hours a day, which is enough time for you to nurse.
“But you should try to have a little time to nurse with your child,” she said.
For example, if your baby has been playing and is just a little restless, you need the extra time to calm him down.
To get started, you want a nurse to call you in the morning so that you have time to set up the nursery and bring your baby home.
But if you have other things on your plate, you probably don’t have time for the baby-centric nursery, Haumans suggested, so you’ll want a baby nurse to come out at the same time you do.
After you’re done with your newborn, you shouldn’t expect to be nursing the baby again for at least six to eight weeks.
“If you can stay away from it for six to 10 weeks, you have some time to get used to it,” she suggested.
“So, maybe not every day is going to be a perfect day for you.
You might have to work on it or change it.”