Newborn Care Specialist (aka Baby Nurse)
Support breastfeeding for mothers and management
Skills with preemies and special needs babies
Scheduling baby's routine
What is a Newborn Care Specialist (Baby Nurse)?
Newborn Care Specialist is a person who received specialized education in the care of newborns. Their training is focused on the care of newborns through the first three months of life.
Newborn care Specialist is different from Doula in that their role is specifically geared towards infant care and educating the parents on newborns issues.
Baby Nurse Duties:
- Circumcision and umbilical care
- Bottle cleaning and sterilization
- Educate and teach parents how care for the baby
- Help and assist with breastfeeding issues
- Colicky and Reflux
- Organization & maintenance of the nursery
- Soothing techniques
- bathing, diapering, and swaddling
- Creating a regular feeding schedule
- Assist in establishing healthy sleep patterns
- Sleep-training the newborn if applicable
- Maintain the log's baby of eating, sleeping and behavioral patterns
- Complete care of the newborn at night
- Provide parents time to sleep
- Bring newborn to nursing mom(if breastfeeding)
What is a Postpartum Doula?
Postpartum Doula is a non judgmental woman. Nurturing mothers to recover from childbirth and transition with the new baby home.
She is a non medical caregiver, who helps the mother adjust to her life in the home with the newborn.
She supports the mom and dad emotional and provide information for their concerning.
She is a breastfeeding support for the mom and the baby
She provides care for older siblings and keeps the household running, so the mother and baby can rest, bond and recover.
Postpartum Doula Duties:
- Grocery shopping and errands (for day shift only)
- Caring for older siblings if you have any
- Emotional, physical e educational support
- light meals (daytime only)
- Help with breastfeeding for mom and baby
- Assistance with baby care, bathing, swaddling and soothing techniques
- light housekeeper (if the time permits)
- Baby laundry