Deearna’s Maternity Agency offers unrivalled baby & infant care services 24/7 for clients across the globe. Voted as one of the top providers of maternity services, feedback from 100 clients asked to provide a testimonial has been 99% positive.
Also known as the Global Baby Whisperer, Deearna Withey is an acknowledged expert in caring for both mum and baby. Deearna’s 20 years experience in this field enables her to match the best childcare professionals to your personal needs.
For some, the prospect of coming home with a newborn can be quite daunting and this doesn’t need to be the case. Below are some of her tips she always give to clients when returning home.
Stay calm – The worst thing you can do is to become stressed. Babies can pick up on this and then become really fractious and unsettled
Rest – Babies are born nocturnal so make sure you sleep when the baby sleeps. This will help prepare you more for sleepless nights.
Visitors – Everyone will want to see baby when you get home and this can be very exhausting. Rather than individual visitors, arrange for a few at once.
Breast feeding – You will notice your milk changing and your breast. It would be advisable to demand feed in the first week to allow the transitional milk to come through. Try to make sure you frequently feed, ideally every 3 hours in the first week, to establish a good supply.
Routine – Forget this for the first 2 weeks. As long as you are feeding every 3-4 hours, you will be fine.
Bathing – Ensure you have everything ready to hand and prepared before you start the bath.
Nutrition – if you are breastfeeding, you should eat no less than 2000 calories per day. Breastfeeding is the only time you do eat for two so increase this by 500 calories if you have multiples. To achieve this, snack when the baby does.
Baby not settling – Don’t be alarmed as this is very common. If the baby is in a Moses basket, use a cotton nightdress you have worn as a sheet so he/she can smell you.
Nasal breathing – The most important thing for babies to remember for the first few months is to breathe through their nose. It is imperative you ensure the nose is not blocked so it’s a good idea to keep saline drops handy. Apart from the obvious, the other noticeable sign is baby will really fuss around when feeding.
Tearful – Again this very normal and is due to all the hormonal changes happening in the body. If however you reach the stage where you feel you cannot cope, you must SEEK MEDICAL ADVICE IMMEDIATELY.
For further information, visit Deearna’s Maternity Agency or call +44 1252 351076