Postpartum Assistance

Postpartum Professionals are trained support specialists who offer in-home education, support, and hands-on care for families and their babies They are patient, non-judgmental, and knowledgeable about newborn care & breastfeeding. The goal of a Postpartum Professional is to nurture the parents into their new roles. As they experience success & their knowledge & self-confidence grow, their need for professional support will diminish.

What are the benefits of having postpartum support?

  • The benefits of having postpartum support are:
  • Increase parents confidence in their skills
  • Increase success of breastfeeding
  • Facilitating parent-infant bond
  • Decrease postpartum mood disorders and depression
  • Greater feeling of support for and from both mom and dad
  • Increased baby soothing skills often leading to sleeping longer stretches sooner
  • Better coping skills
  • Fathers/Parnters and siblings feel included in life with a new baby

What will my Postpartum Professional do?

A  Postpartum Professional supporting a family during daytime hours might…

  • Provide hands-on education on infant and mother care
  • Create a nurturing, restful atmosphere in which parents may eat, shower and nap
  • Shop for groceries and prepare meals
  • Spend time with the baby, allowing parents to cuddle and have quality time with older children or just be alone together
  • Introduce parenting tips, helping parents to learn skills that will enable them to cope with their new responsibilities
  • Screen for hurdles such as breastfeeding challenges or postpartum mood disorders
  • Make referrals to any local or informational resources that the parents might need
  • Work herself out of a job by helping parents to gather the skills and resources that they will need in the upcoming weeks and months
  • Help to organize the nursery and home
  • Take care of the baby’s laundry
  • Offer a listening, non-judgmental ear
  • Help with housework such as washing dishes, sweeping floor, etc
  • Help initialize a routine for your baby and your family

Our Postpartum Professionals also offer Night Support!

A postpartum professional supporting a family during the “overnight” hours might do everything listed above as well as…

  • Diaper and burp baby, so that mom does not need to move around – she can just stay cozy in her bed to feed and snuggle baby 
  • Preparing snacks and beverages to the mother while feeding her baby at night
  • Prepare pump supplies or bottles for the next feeding or the next day
  • Take the contentedly fed baby to another room and help the baby to go back to sleep, so parents can sleep soundly between feedings
  • For bottle fed babies, feed babies so parents may get a few extra hours of sleep.