Your Maternity Nurse is likely to recommend the gradual introduction of a four hourly feeding pattern. Winding will be easier, and your baby will be learning to wind himself as he is gently brought upright during feeding time. The night feeds will likely drop down to one as your baby will have fed well throughout the day. Whilst having a Maternity Nurse on hand, you will have the freedom to resume existing routines like getting back to work, looking after older children and running errands, as you will feel well rested from the ample opportunity to rest that having a Maternity Nurse provides you with.
Your baby is likely to start smiling at you at this stage, and will be happy to lie in the pram/moses basket for longer periods of time looking at toys or an overhead mobile. Tummy time will be increased gradually.
Some mothers describe this as the period where they begin to feel more like themselves again.