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Bringing a new baby home is hard. We have five children and it has been hard every time. I try to tell this to every first time mom hoping that when she gets home and things are not picture perfect that she’ll remember and not feel so alone. Especially with the first I was so excited for the little miracle, but I had no idea how tough it was going to be.
Rest — Sleep when the baby sleeps. Everyone says it, but it’s so tough to do. There are usually family and friends around and it’s so tempting to spend time with them when the baby sleeps, but make rest a priority. It’s the mom that has to be up all night with a newborn and she needs rest to get her strength back.
Help — Every new mom needs help, but tell friends and family what would be the most helpful. From talking to so many friends it’s very common for family and friends to want to care for the baby. Let the new mom care for the baby and help with housework, meals, older children etc.
Nursing items — Nursing is one of the things that makes bringing home a baby tough. It seems like it is so natural that it should be easy, but for most women it isn’t. For me it has been tough all five times! I recommend having a breast pump (even a small hand pump) on hand, lanolin cream, nursing pads. Also even though I have nursed all of my babies, I make sure to have a bottle and some formula, just in case. I have needed to use them multiple times. With my last two I had supply issues and had to breast feed and then give my baby formula after every feeding until my body began producing enough milk.
Personal Care items — What hospitals supply when they send a new mom home has varied greatly over my last five births, so I make sure to get some of the things that helped the most ahead of time. I recommend having a sits bath, a jar of tucks pads, Dermoplast spray for the pain, overnight pads, and stool softener.
After my first baby the hospital sent me home with stool softener. I had never used it before, but I was so glad they gave it to me. It just takes a while for things to get back to normal after a pregnancy. Consult your doctor about DulcoEase Pink. For me, this was all I needed to be comfortable. You can get a coupon to save $1.50 off DulcoEase® Pink™ here.
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