Baby is likely to be settling into a four-hourly feeding routine. Each feed taking anywhere between 40 minutes and an hour and a half, six times a day meaning that another pair of hands will be a huge relief. Your Maternity Nurse is likely to have structured the day so that your baby has a 90-minute sleep in the morning after the first feed, a two or three-hour sleep at lunchtime and a short nap in the afternoon before bath and bedtime. A small feed will be offered when your baby wakes up during the night. Your Maternity Nurse will continue to assist you according to your method of feeding, and will settle your baby when night waking occurs, caring for your baby and freeing up your time.
During waking times your baby will get plenty of stimulation through spending time on their baby play gym, gazing at mobiles, games with their Maternity Nurse, as well as through all the attention they receive from family and friends. Your Maternity Nurse will continue to assist with all the duties outlined .
First immunisations are given at eight weeks and can lead to baby feeling a little unsettled however your Maternity Nurse will guide you through this period, making it as stress-free as possible.