Did a mama-to-be who plans to breastfeed invite you to her baby shower? Do you want to congratulate a mother on the birth of her baby with a gift that won’t die or deflate within 48 hours? Or maybe you’d like to help prepare a special mama-to-be who’s overwhelmed with figuring out what she might need to make feeding her baby a breeze.
Instead of the usual gift basket full of diapers, onesies, and baby powder (do people still use that?), why not put together a basket full of breastfeeding support? It won’t guarantee a painless, restful postpartum experience, but it’ll be so reassuring to know that everything she could possibly need to get started can be easily set in space-saving fashion next to the nursing glider.
I’m a healthy full-term baby. I’m exclusively breastfed.
I trust that my Mommy knows best, so please ask her, _________ (mother’s name), whether it’s okay to give me anything other than her milk. This includes water, glucose syrup, formula, and even pacifiers.
I eat on-cue.
But please help my Mommy to breastfeed me every 1-3 hours while we’re in the hospital by tending to her childbirth recovery needs while she tends to mine.
I need to stay with my Mommy at all times.
Her designated birth partner, ________(birth partner’s name) will stay with me in the event that I might need to leave her side (let’s do all of my pediatric check-ups at the side of her bed or in her arms! Thanks!).
We’re both new to this, so we like to consider all decisions together very carefully.
- We decided to postpone my first bath, so…
Mommy will let you know when it’s okay to bathe me.
- Also, I don’t want an unnecessary surgery right now, so…
whether I’m a boy or a girl, my genitals will remain intact.
- We have a limited list of approved visitors, so…
please double-check about visitors because we need private time to bond.