4 tips to getting more rest with a newborn
Rest is such an important component to wellness as a mom with a newborn! I’m joking, right? How am I going to get rest with a brand new baby? But! Not making rest a priority can lead to a decreased milk supply and is also a risk factor for MASTITIS.
Here are my top tips for getting rest with a newborn:
- Plan to “make no plans” for the first several weeks postpartum. Eliminate as many extra activities as possible and focus on breastfeeding and resting.
- Practice the side lying breastfeeding position until it is second nature. Being able to lie down while nursing is a lifesaver.
- Setup play groups and carpools for your other kids.
- Consider extra help for the first few weeks – housekeeping, laundry service, meals (may cost some money but a small investment to decrease stress, maintain milk supply, and avoid formula costs).
These tips and MORE like how to make a postpartum breastfeeding plan in my video breastfeeding classes. Any rest tips of your own? Share in comments!
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Lindsey Shipley, RN, IBCLC