A newborn and his or her mother need to undergo a period of confinement for their own well being and nourishment. A new mother is fatigued after delivery and she might encounter certain health problems during delivery that needs a month or more of recovery time. Even for mothers who have normal delivery, they need time to recuperate as their bodies need to recover from the strain they have been through. For a newborn baby, this period of development needs to be closely monitored in a sterile space. Hence, confinement for a month or so becomes a necessity for both mother and child.
How a postnatal confinement nanny helps?
In a country like Singapore, in a nuclear family, there is no one to help a new mother recuperate and look after her child at the same time. Often the father needs to go to work and has limited time to give to looking after the child and mother. Even if relatives or friends drop in to help, looking after a newborn is 24/7 requirement. Usually a newborn sleeps for a few hours and intermittently; they often experience discomfort that they are unable to voice. Hence, an experienced postnatal confinement nanny can help take care of a newborn, understand its needs and put it to sleep in an effective manner. They can also help with the mother’s recovery and help her in breastfeeding her child. They are trained in postnatal massage treatments that can benefit both the baby and the mother.
When you have a new baby and are coming home, it would be a good time to arrange for such help. It is a tiring time for both parents and having an experienced help makes a big difference to ensure recovery of the mother and healthy growth of the infant.