Day and Evening support

Prenatal and Postpartum Care

Newborn care - Day, Evening, Night

The Role of Your Newborn Specialist on a Daily - Evening Basis:

Your professional newborn specialist will provide you and your newborn with exceptional care during a day or evening visit.  The day and evening visits are typically scheduled for 4 –5 hours versus an overnight visit of 9-10 hours. As a result of a limited time frame, a care plan will be customized for your family’s particular needs and schedules.  Many women will also plan a private lactation consult to allow plenty of time to discuss lactation.

The day visits are structured to offer more instruction with the mother available for discussion.  The evening visits will offer the new mom time for instruction, respite time from newborn care to relax or care for other children.

She will offer hands on guidance and instruction in newborn care:

  • She will assist you in the feeding of your newborn either by breast, bottle or both.  We will discuss the sanitary process of handling, expressing and storing of breastmilk.
  • Demonstrate infant care techniques such as bottle feeding, burping, diapering, umbilical care, circumcision care, bathing, swaddling and safe sleeping.
  • Support you while you develop your own style of nurturing and bonding with the baby.
  • Instruction in the Dr. Karp’s Happiest Baby theories.
  • She will keep daily record of the newborn’s intake, output, and sleep habits.

She will assist with the physical comfort of the new mother:

  • Assure that the new mother has an adequate amount of nutrition and hydration.
  • Supply you with referral information for resources such as mom support groups, lactation care, postpartum adjustment and pediatric care.

Offer support for emotional changes of the family in transition:

  • Support and validate the normal adjustment period for new parents and other siblings.
  • Support new mother with the possible return to work.
  • Support the parents through the transition to their new role and the additional new responsibilities.
  • Help the new family to understand the normal adjustment period for older siblings when a newborn arrives.

The newborn is always the primary concern but the postpartum assistant will also:

  • Wash and sanitize all bottles, nipples, etc. and pacifiers. 
  • Prepare formula and fill bottles needed for the following day.
  • Wash, sanitize all breastpump equipment and prepare/store for the next use.