First week adjusting to a newborn at home

Navigating the first week with a newborn can be hard! The initial days can be overwhelming as you adjust to caring for your new baby but it’s a total normal process. Engage in community care to maintain your physical and emotional well-being.

Here are some tips to help you during this transition:

1. Prioritize rest: It is essential to prioritize your own rest and recovery during this time. Try to lay down to feed your baby and accept help

2. Establish a routine: While newborns can be unpredictable, establishing a basic routine for yourself, sleeping, and diaper changes can help create a sense of structure for both you and your baby. Or even if it’s taking a shower morning and night to feel fresh and wash the days and nights off.

3. Seek support: Don’t hesitate to reach out to your partner, family members, or friends for support. Professionals like midwife’s, doulas and lactation consultants. They get it

4. Food: Eating whole foods during postpartum is important for providing essential nutrients and energy needed for recovery and breastfeeding as well as staying hydrated!

5. Be patient and flexible: Adjusting to life with a newborn takes time, so be patient with yourself and your baby. They have never done this before neither have you. Stay flexible and open to adapting your routines as needed.
First week adjusting to a newborn at home
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