The First 24 Hours

So here’s what to expect the first 24 hours…….not much. 

Your baby is tired from birth and just wants to be with you. The more you can do skin to skin, the better. You may notice that your baby’s nails are long and fear they will scratch themselves. This is extremely common and totally normal. Remember to bring a gentle nail file to the hospital with you. Gently file baby’s nails down a little so they aren’t so scary. The problem with the “newborn mittens” is they are a form of...

Are you pregnant and reading this? If so, congratulations! You are already way ahead of the curve!  Because you want to learn about breastfeeding before you have your baby, you are already a great, curious, and very wise mama, and owe yourself a big pat on the back. 



When I first started writing this, I planned on it just being one post. But once I started writing I realized that there is a lot of information about the first few days, and each day is different.  So I will be...

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