Your family and friends will be eager to see you at home if they don’t manage to visit you in hospital and, aside from your family, it is important you don’t feel under pressure to receive more visits than you are up to. In all the excitement you can forget you’ve just given birth and ignore your levels of fatigue. It is sensible to arrange your visits around your baby’s routine and not to overdo things so that milk production is plentiful and you continue to recover.
Your maternity nurse will expect all visitors to wash their hands, be in good health and not to be swathed in scent as your baby is vulnerable and sensitive at this time. Don’t let this worry you, she only has your interests and your baby’s health to heart.