January 20, 2020
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The First Week after Hospital Discharge Topics of Discussion During the First Week
Support at Home
Mothers and their partners need support during the first few weeks after birth. Most breastfeeding mothers need to nurse their newborn every 1.5-2.5 hours. This time is measured from the start of one feeding to the start of the next. Because feedings are frequent, mothers need to rest between feedings and take care of their personal needs. Encourage families to accept help offered by others, such as caring for the other children, housekeeping, meal preparation, shopping, and running errands.
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