The postnatal period can be tough, you're exhausted, there are expectations to keep the house clean, breastfeeding/chestfeeding may be presenting challenges you were not prepared for, or in the case of 2020 parents found their support network diminished by the lockdown.
As standard, you will get 6 postnatal visits to support you in this transition and able to help in a number of ways.
This is not restrained to the 9-5 hours so please do not worry about the time.
However your birth, birth and early parenting is exhausting. During this time i can provide emotional support and ensure your needs are tended to. - during this time.
I cannot do deep cleans but I'm happy to help maintain your living space so you can heal and care for baby.
Emotional support is different for different people. It may be a shoulder to cry on, knowing when to make a cuppa or a hug. Whatever it means for you I will support.
I probably won't be able to claim a Michelin star but I'm an enthusiastic cook. I can do your shopping and prepare and cook some meals.
I have experience with diary-free, gluten free, vegetarian and vegan cooking.
Breastfeeding/Chestfeeding can be presented in a number of different ways from the most natural thing in the world to the questionable Tommy Tippe advert presenting breastfeeding as the most grueling thing in the world. The reality is each parent's experience is a spectrum and no matter where you find youself on that spectrum it may require some support in different forms. Breastfeeding is a skill to be learned by you as a parent and the shiny new baby. Whatever you need I can be there for you.
I have knowledge around supporting lactation in non-birth parents and donor milk.
Have a preference to bottle-feeding or combi-feeding? I can support you with up to information on safe feeding and practical support such as washing bottles for you. I have had personal experience of bottle-feeding in the early days of parenting until I could get breastfeeding established.
Whether you need a nap, an un-interrupted shower or need older children getting ready for bed or school. You may need support on that first outing, you may need someone to politely shepherd family members out so you can get some rest, an additional pair of hands can make a difference.
You may need additional support outside of what you currently receive. If I don't know who to signpost you to straight away I will be able to quickly.
This includes connecting to your parenting and lifestyle philosophy.
There may be something you have not seen listed that you need. It's important to me to ensure you are supported fully. If you have any specific requests or additional needs not mentioned please tell me and I will cater for it.