5 great reasons to use a Maternity Nurse

02/08/2013 15:48

You might be a stellar businessperson, a successful lawyer, a wealthy hedge fund manager… but sometimes being faced with a tiny new baby who is fully reliant on you for absolutely everything, can be overwhelming. You might be bright, smart, logical, and sane… but caring for a newborn does not always come naturally to many. Or perhaps you are a full time homemaker – a stay at home wife,  mother to a growing brood with non-stop responsibilities.

There is no shame in not knowing what you’re doing, whether it’s the first time around, or even the second, third or fourth. There is no shame in admitting that you are tired, overwhelmed, feeling down, and exhausted. That’s where a maternity nurse comes in to the picture.

Here are the five top reasons to engage a maternity nurse:

1. Train the parents

A bit like ‘train the trainer’ courses, every new parenting experience is different with every new baby. An experienced, mature maternity nurse will be able to train you – the new parent, first timer or parent already – to handle situations, make decisions, and avoid the mistakes that can lead to bad habits.

2. Get some sleep

Sleep is not a luxury it is a necessity! Just because everyone else seems to be telling you to expect not to sleep with a new baby in the house, does not mean you have to suffer. For your health, mental well-being and that of the new baby, your partner and other children in the home; get some help, so you can sleep too!

3. Feeding – breastfeeding, weaning

Learn techniques to help your baby with transitions from breast to bottle feeds and the right nutritional foods for weaning (moving to baby food and adult food). 

4. Reflux

Reflux is when your baby brings up small amounts of milk (possetting) or occasionally vomits. He or she may also have hiccups and cough and splutter a little. It’s so common and so uncomfortable. Learn how to handle it.

5. Looking after mum

A happy mother will contribute to a happy baby. This means mum eating right, sleeping, recharging the batteries, pampering herself and seeing friends. But also, she needs to regain confidence. Help from a maternity nurse can help to alleviate guilty feelings and be the best mother you can be! 

Contact Find A Babysitter Spain now to book our Maternity Nurse for your new baby at home or on holiday.