Taking Care of Yourself
It is easy to become overwhelmed due to the baby’s sleeping patterns
and the need to be up frequently during the night. Learning to breastfeed
can be a fulltime job, and the ability to catnap throughout the day will
help you with the challenge of the baby’s need to feed frequently.
It’s important that you continue to get rest following your discharge
from the hospital. For the first few weeks, most new parents find it helpful
to have close friends or family members to help them run the household.
Don’t be afraid to ask for help with the basic chores of laundry,
cleaning and cooking. If you don’t have family members nearby, your
church may have members who volunteer to help with providing meals and
general household tasks. This will free you to take care of yourself and