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- September 11, 2011
- in breastfeeding, childbirth, Family, Fathers, Home Birth, life, Parenting, Postpartum
A few words regarding the recovery period from birth and those who want to visit the family and meet the new baby. This is what a mother and father may be feeling postpartum, so please, when a loved one has a baby – don’t expect to visit them soon after birth, and if you do – always call first (at a reasonable hour).
- September 3, 2011
- in breastfeeding, childbirth, Family, Fathers, Parenting, Postpartum
- babymoon,help,plan,postpartum,postpartum doula
Family and friends often want to be a big part of the postpartum period to get to know the newest little one. In many other cultures, family and friends in the community are a large part of the postpartum period to allow mom to get to know her baby and rest after birth. In the American culture, a lot of friends and family have be accustomed to wanting to visit with the new baby, playing, holding, and feeding. This cultural difference can make a big difference in the postpartum period for families. It is very important that postpartum help is of a positive manner and mom is not spending her time entertaining guests or dealing with a fussy baby from overstimulation.