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The New Mother
Taking care of yourself after birth is priority #1:
A mother needs to take good care of herself to rebuild her strength.
You will need plenty of rest, good nutrition, and help during the first few weeks.
Getting Plenty of Rest is KEY
Every new parent
soon learns that babies have different time clocks than adults. A typical newborn awakens about every three hours and needs
to be fed, changed, and comforted. Especially if this is their first baby, parents - especially the Mother can become overwhelmed
In the first few weeks, a mother needs to be relieved of all responsibilities other than feeding
the baby and taking care of herself.
Sleep when the baby sleeps. This may be only a few minutes rest several times a day,
but these minutes can add up.
Save steps and time. Have your baby's bed near yours for feedings at night.
Many new parents enjoy visits from friends and family, but new mothers should not feel obligated to entertain. Feel
free to excuse yourself for a nap or to feed your baby.
Get outside for a few minutes each day. You can begin walking and
postpartum exercises, as advised by your physician.
After the first two to three weeks, introduce a bottle to breastfed
babies for an occasional night-time feeding. This way, someone else can feed the baby, and you can have a longer period of
Also Make sure your home is baby proofed for your first child with Safety Gates and Locks as you can often become distracted
by a newborn needs, so to will a Toddler with increased curiousity and playful enthusiasm. Making sure your home is Child
Proofed gives you both peace of mind and a little breathing room to focus on all aspects of being both a new parent and with
By Pamela Zwicky (Mother of Toddler and a Baby on the Way due Dec 3rd)
Editor and Manager of www.babyproofit.ca
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