The first few days at home with the baby can be challenging for parents. It does not matter if they are new parents or not since the change in life is 180 degrees in any case. The first days of the baby at home can be complicated since you have to know your baby and your baby also has to know you.
It is important to have some clear advice about the first days of motherhood since you will have to master new skills to take care of your baby and also, you will have to be prepared for changes in your day-to-day life.
TIPS FOR THE FIRST DAYS AT HOME WITH YOUR BABY
Perhaps your baby sleeps up to 20 hours a day, but he will not sleep in long stretches, and he will wake up regardless of whether it is day or night. During these first days it is important that you sleep anytime and anywhere when the baby sleeps. If necessary, ask family members for help so that you can rest and take care of your baby in turns. Your rest is essential to be well physically and emotionally. At night, if possible, take turns with your partner.
You will have to calm your baby
Newborn babies were used to being comfortably in the womb and yearn to be constantly calm. But when your baby cries he just wants you to calm him down, he needs your warmth and comfort. You can hold him all you want, swing, sing to him, and allow relaxation techniques such as nipple sucking or a pacifier. Each baby is a world so you must find out what works best to calm your little one.
Breastfeeding is thought to be something that comes naturally between mothers and children, but the reality is that sometimes it can be more complicated than it seems. There are even mothers who cannot offer breastfeeding to their babies for whatever reasons and absolutely nothing happens, each one decides what is best for herself and for her baby.
If you want to breastfeed your baby, you should be well informed about the best techniques. You can see a lactation expert as soon as possible, before problems arise. This will help you to find the best position and also to solve all your doubts.
Feeding the baby
Make yourself as comfortable as possible because while you feed your baby you will be on a sofa or in bed. It’s not fast, and you shouldn’t force your little one to eat fast just because you have to do things. When your baby is eating everything else can wait. You can read a book or magazine, watch TV and have water nearby to be well. You can even have some snacks nearby in case you get hungry.
Involve your partner
A baby is a matter of two. It can be difficult to include your dad or the other mom, especially if you don’t have a lot of time or spend too many hours working. But the reality is that it can be done and it should be done. Your partner should also be involved in raising their children. It allows them to take care of the baby, to take care of it, to wash it, to feed it, to put it to sleep, to dress it … Everything a mother does in caring for the baby can (and should) also be done by the other part.
The aches and pains
When you get home with your newborn baby, you won’t be fine. You will feel sore, you will have discomfort from having given birth or having undergone a cesarean section. You will have complications to move and it is normal. Little by little you will be able to recover your strength but while you are healing you will have to designate a family member to take care of you or at least to make sure that you do not overload yourself with extra work.