Postnatal Doula Support: Feeding & Sleep HELP
Feeding and sleep concerns are probably the most common two things that parents have issues with when it comes to their newborn babies.
The award for most FAQ goes to: When will my baby sleep through the night?
Other things I get asked include:
How do I breastfeed properly?
Why is breastfeeding painful?
Is it ok to stop breastfeeding?
How to I get my baby to nap?
How do I get my baby to stop sleeping on me/ in our bed/ in the car/ in the buggy/ in the sling? (I think you get my point here...)
Some of these questions may be very familiar.
Fear not. You are not alone. I guarantee you that thousands, if not millions of mums around the world are awake with you right now (perhaps reading this?) and thinking the exact same questions and are likely either messaging someone they know, diving into Dr. Google or just completely frazzled and stuck.
This goes for second, third, fourth and beyond time mums (every baby is completely different) - this is especially hard if your first baby was great and the second or beyond has made you sit and rethink what you could possibly have done in a past life to deserve such karma.
So let's talk about a couple of things:
1. Whoever said that all babies sleep a lot was lying. Some babies sleep a lot, others are very alert. And it's really as simple as that.
2. Breastfeeding is not easy. It takes time for you and your baby to get to know each other at feeding time and this can lead to some challenges and frustrations until you both get the hang of it. Fear not though, it can work for you. A lot of issues are down to latch and positioning which is very fixable!
3. Fail to prepare means preparing to fail. Parenting is one of those things that you can never really be fully prepared for. The emotions, the happy tears, the sleepless nights, the A&E visits, the first smiles/ cuddles/ words/ food etc. Parenting will trigger most if not all of your emotions and will demand your time, energy, patience, money, plans and more - AND... all this is normal, so it is ok to feel overwhelmed at times.
How do I fix it?
STEP 1: If you have made it this far then you are already on track to getting things sorted. If the issue is pretty minor, then have a look in my blog section (under the header of breastfeeding/sleep etc) to see if you can find the answer to the problem.
STEP 2: If you haven't managed to find the answer in the ConsultMyBaby blog section then have a look at the packages below and I will help fix the issue.
2020 Availability Dates
As birth can be a very variable process, I prefer to only take on a maximum of 1-2 birth clients per month so as to be able to give each client the right amount of undivided time and attention. As a result, availability for feeding, sleep and postnatal doula sessions can go quite fast.
If you would like to book postnatal support (help with feeding, sleep or postnatal doula care) then please get in touch as soon as you know. If you would like more information on my doula services then please click here and for information on massage services please click here.
January 2020 - Fully Booked
February 2020 - Fully Booked
March 2020 - Fully Booked
April 2020 - Fully Booked
May 2020 - Available for feeding and sleep consultations & postnatal doula care
June 2020 - Available for feeding and sleep consultations only
July 2020 - Available for feeding and sleep consultations only
August 2020 - Fully Booked
September 2020 - Available for feeding and sleep consultations & postnatal doula care
October 2020 - Fully Booked
November 2020 - Available for feeding and sleep consultations only
December 2020 - Available for feeding and sleep consultations only
**For 2021 dates, please check back soon.