one week old
A time of rapid change for baby and everyone in the household.
Birth is an incredible thing. So many ‘firsts’. Your little baby goes from being inside his/her mother, to breathing air for the first time, seeing light for the first time and being able to grip onto her mother and father. You get to hold him/her for the first time, seeing him/her. Very quickly everything changes. Nine months of waiting, with a mixture of excitement and fear, is over. The Author of Life has woven together your child in your womb and he / she is finally ‘here’.
It is recommended to exclusively breastfeed (only breast milk) your baby for the first 6 months of your baby’s life and then continue breastfeeding your baby till 2 years old. This can be challenging to do. So, seek support and help to do this. Speak to your healthcare worker to help you successfully breastfeed or to help you understand your options.
Your baby has a right to a birth certificate as soon as he or she is born. It is important after birth you register your baby’s birth.
Flourish mom&baby classes are designed to support you as you and your baby adjust to normal. Join a group of new moms in an experience of empowerment, wisdom, and friendship. Dial *134*48333*02# to sign up for the attend 10 sessions in your area or online.