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All the photos in this template are taken by the talented photographer 
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Your newborn


Your newborn


The first days with your newborn are often wondrous and exciting. Parents often describe it as the most joyful, memorable, and sometimes even terrifying times of their life. For nine months you’ve been waiting for your little one to arrive. So now that you’ve got him or her here, what do you do with them?

Biological Basics

Newborns have four basic behaviours. First of all, you’ll notice that they sleep. In the first month or two of life, your baby will need roughly three naps a day- around seven and a half hours sleep during the day and eight and a half hours at night. Note that they are usually awake for stretches not longer than an hour or two.

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Babies also need to feed. Particularly early on, breastfeeding should be ‘on demand’, whenever your baby is hungry. Expect this to be every three and a half to four hours. Ensure that your baby doesn’t go for more than four hours without feeding, even at night.  The midwives at the hospital will give your help and support with feeding.

So where does all this milk go? This third behaviour is of course one of the most infamous yet integral aspects of parenthood: babies poop and pee. In the first few days after birth, the baby may have four or five dark, tarry stools as you are still developing mature milk. Following this, the first six weeks should see your newborn passing at least two bowel movements every 24 hours, plus you’ll change around four wet nappies.

Finally, your baby will communicate, mainly by crying but also by watching your face.  Crying could indicate hunger, having a wet nappy, or wanting to be picked up and cuddled. You will quickly learn to recognise your own newborn’s cries and how to respond to them.

Bonding Basics

As important as it is to care for your newborn’s physical needs, it’s equally important to begin to get to know your baby and provide for their psychological and emotional needs. Babies need attention and affection; they need to feel safe and loved. It is important that you spend time in bonding activities such as holding your baby skin to skin, looking into their eyes, talking and singing to them, and cuddling them. This allows your baby to learn to love, trust and feel secure around you; emotional milestones that are the foundations for development into a psychologically healthy human.

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Taking Care of Yourself

In this exhausting, overwhelming, exultant time of your life, it is easy to forget that you yourself need looking after as well. Caring for yourself will help recover from childbirth and care for your baby. Organise to have someone to help you out around the house, to cook and clean and offer support. Eat sustaining and nourishing foods, drink plenty of water, sleep when you can, get outside when you can. If you’re feeling stressed or sad, practise relaxation exercises or talk to a friend or your family doctor about it, your baby will become anxious if they feel the same emotion in you. Give a little love for yourself and it will be that much easier to give the same to your newborn.