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Newborn Care Specialists

(otherwise known as baby nurse, night nurse or night nanny)

Newborn Care Specialist - changing baby

What is a Newborn Care Specialist?

A Newborn Care Specialist is an individual trained and skilled in newborn care. They provide unique expertise in all aspects of newborn care, parental education and support. They care for the newborns while providing guidance and education to the parents.

The Newborn Care Specialist (NCS) roles usually begins after the baby is home. While the parents rest, the NCS feed the baby or bring the baby to the mother for nursing; burp, change, soothe, and put the baby back to bed.

NCS generally work nights and some are willing to work 24/7, allowing the parents to rest and recuperate quickly from childbirth. They help to create eat/sleep routines, sleep training, and basic breastfeeding. Daytime NCS strive to create a nurturing and stimulating environment during the daytime for the baby or babies.

An extra pair of hands is always ideal for a mother who just gave birth. NCS are essential because the baby is their number one priority. She will bring with her all the trade secrets to help and educate the parents in all things baby.

“It truly takes a village to raise our children, and if you can get a postpartum doula, night nurse, family member, or friend to stay up with your baby for a night here or there, I’d say take the sleep. Your mental health may depend on it.”

Sandra Konikoff

We Offer:

  • Breastfeeding support
  • Changing, bathing, and feeding the baby
  • Preparing bottles for feeding
  • Pump preparation and cleaning
  • Soothing and helping to alleviate baby's discomfort
  • Post circumcision care
  • Troubleshooting potential issues of concern
  • Monitoring baby's growth and development
  • Establishing proper sleeping and eating routines
  • Complete care of baby during the night
  • Maintaining a log of the baby's night-time activities
  • Organizing and maintaining the nursery
  • Educate and support parents
  • Recognize and assist with Reflux and Colic
  • Communicate with parents to provide consistency for baby and mother
  • Facilitates the transition from pregnancy to having the baby at home
  • Monitoring supplies and notifying parents when supplies need replenishing
  • Supporter of mothers to help and prevent or reduce PPD (postpartum depression)

Andrea Howe

“…never beat yourself up about admitting to need (or even just want) help! Having a newborn is beautiful and cherished time, but it can also be very, very hard. There is nothing wrong with admitting that you can’t do it all on your own, and there’s certainly nothing wrong with trying to find help in new and different ways that may not be “conventional.”..."

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