Many factors play into recovery after giving birth; total responsibility of a teeny tiny new baby, physical rehabilitation, and sleeplessness. We know that preparing you with everything in place is key. We provide personalized, in-home newborn and postpartum care that will not only relieve you of stress but will empower you on your journey into parenthood. Our ultimate goal is to disrupt the way our community currently views newborn and postpartum care, and promote access and utilization of these services in Rhode Island and beyond.
Early Childhood Development (2013)
Newborn Care Specialist Training (2015)
A newborn baby needs to be fed every 1-3 hours. If you’re expecting your first child, you may be asking yourself, “when do I sleep?”. When you arrive at home, your schedule will coincide with hers, and sleep inevitably becomes priceless. During my shift, I will tend to all of your baby's needs: - Diapering - Changing - Bathing (first sponge bath, then regular bath) - Soothing - Circumcision & umbilical cord care - Bottle preparation & storage - Bottle feeding (Breastmilk & Formula) - Communication with breastfeeding parent to schedule feeds and transport baby back and forth to and from (when feeding overnight) - Wash and sterilize bottles, pump parts, pacifiers, etc. - Organization & maintenance of nursery - Baby's laundry (washing, folding, and putting away) - Create a regular feeding schedule - Assist in establishing healthy sleep habits - Keep nursery tidy and stocked - Maintain a log that tracks the baby's feeding times, ounces, diapers, and anything else parents may need to know. - Create a smooth transition for the family during the newborn stage (birth-3 months) - Assist you with any (baseline) feeding issues baby may have, including formula feeding and breastfeeding support or knowing when to recommend pediatrician or IBCLC support for extensive issues. - Troubleshoot potential issues of concern with the newborn and offer professional options to resolve them - Infant CPR (when needed) - Providing a safe and healthy sleep environment for baby at all times - Sleep Conditioning by using a gentle approach to help your baby develop sleep habits that lead to sleeping throughout the night - Parent education and emotional support