I am torn with whether or not to hire a baby nurse. . . My doctor and a lot of women where I live say they are a MUST, but I am not sure I will need one. . . I am planning to breastfeed and I want to be up with my baby at night.
Would anyone suggest using one or are they more helpful if you are not wanting to get up at night?
Whats a baby nurse? Is it like a nanny? If your bfing hun then she probably wouldn't be much use at night as you will feed, change baby. I used to love that time with my son though and looking forward to it with this one too. Just you and baby, with lots of cuddles etc x
Personally, I would have loved another person helping for a few nights when we returned from hospital with baby (he was in NICU for 13 days and I was recovering from pre-eclampsia/emergency c-section) and I thought my insurance covered it, BUT it was for cleaning the house (and it took six wks+ to get that post-baby!)....
FYI: A baby nurse/maternity nurse/night nurse comes for one to seven nights a week for the first six weeks to help mum/dad, etc., so you can get some sleep -- I did look into it as wanted a 'motherly figure' to help out (like supernanny! I love her book on babies, which made me feel pretty good about my lack of skills in the early days!), so you CAN get up with baby, it's like having a more experienced person around...and did any of us get any sleep the first week?...
Do you have supportive family? My Oh works away from home 3 nights a week so it's just me and LO and we are coping fine - I do have mum and MIL on hand however if I need support so if you don;t have supportive family/friends then maybe but to be honest having a person like that would have got on my nerves as you will have lots of family around as well and for me it would be just one more person to worry about
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