Newborn Care Specialists
(otherwise known as baby nurse, night nurse or night nanny)
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.