Help New Mom’s
Affordable Senior Care of New York LLC, provides very badly needed services for New Mom’s returning home following delivery. After being discharged from the hospital, we provide full time or part-time home assistance with their newborn. Our care giver will help with everything from assisting with breast feeding to cooking meals, diaper changing and tending to the baby or just giving the mother a chance to take a nap, while someone else watches over the newborn.
Badly needed rest after delivery is a rare commodity for new mom’s, since most New Mom’s are up 24/7 Many mom’s would love to have immediate help from family members, since many families dispersed geographically, the grandparents, sisters and aunts who once pitched in while mom caught a few badly needed hours of rest, are often no longer available.
Affordable Senior Care of New York LLC, specially trained care givers, can provide that added support, such badly needed support, can make a big difference in the mom’s transition back home. This is, that period of time when mothers are most challenged and most susceptible to depression, by not having a good night’s sleep,and some badly needed hands on help,the husbands are going back to work. By providing our services to our New Mom’s, we are giving them a leg up, and a comfortable time of opportunity for quality bounding with their newborn baby, without any unnecessary stress.
Please call us at your convenience 24/7. Telephone: 718-851-0325
Providing Services for New Mom’s in Home, Manhattan, NYC, Brooklyn, Staten Island, Queens New York, Upper West Side, Upper East Side, New York City,
Here are some helpful POINTERS from Pediatrician Dr.Kovacevic
During your hospital stay following the delivery you have likely received a slew of information about the basic care of your baby at home. Here are few additional points and reminders that you might find helpful.
- If you are breast feeding: It will take several days for the breast milk to come in. During that time only colostrum will be present. Nurse the baby in more-or-less regular intervals (2 1/2 – 3 1/2 hours), gradually increasing the length of the feeding to about 10 – 15 minute on each breast. Do not overdue it! Nipples can get sore rather quickly. The true secret of successful breast feeding is not in your technique, but in your attitude. When you are breast feeding put all of your worries, concerns and frustrations aside and enjoy the moment. Remember: if you are upset or uptight, your baby will react to it by getting upset as well.
- If offering formula: Continue with the formula your baby has been started on in the hospital. Feeding schedule should revolve around 3 to 3 1/2 hour intervals. The amount of formula offered at a single feeding should not exceed 4 oz. during the first two weeks of babies life, to be followed by a gradual increase thereafter up to a maximum of 6 oz. per feeding.
Burping, water supplementation, etc.: Baby should burp after each breast (if breast feeding) or after every 1 – 2 oz. of formula (if bottle feeding). If baby becomes fussy in between feedings and usual comforting techniques fail, a bottle of distilled or nursery water can be offered. Bottles should be heat-sterilized until 3 months of age. Later, careful washing should be sufficient. If you are breast feeding, do not supplement with formula unless advised to do so by Pediatrician
FEW SUGGESTIONS ON GENERAL CARE
A daily bath is recommended. Start with a sponge bath (until the cord falls off) and continue with a full bath after that. Schedule baths at the same time of the day, preferably in the evening and just before that last evening feeding. A bath followed by a good feeding will likely give you couple of extra hours of sleep. Bath water temperature should be as close to the baby’s body temperature as feasible. Make sure that you test the bath water temperature with your forearm every time! Use basic, gentle soap (like Ivory soap). There is no need for any lotion, powder, etc. unless advised otherwise.
Umbilical cord care:
The umbilical cord should be cleaned several times a day with rubbing alcohol. It might take several days to several weeks for the cord to fall off. Do not hasten the process by any manipulation.
Apply Vaseline generously to the area with every diaper change.
If baby’s bottom becomes red and irritated apply Nivea Cream on to the area. No Desitin, please!
Baby’s “social life”
should be limited to your home for the first few weeks. Outings, crowds, etc. should be avoided during the first month of baby’s life.
Siblings, particularly those younger than three years of age must never be left alone with the baby. If you have pets, keep them away from the baby and also never leave them alone with the baby.