Frequently Asked Questions
A Newborn Care Specialist is an individual trained and skilled in newborn care. She provides unique expertise in all aspects of newborn care, parental education and support. Her job is to help nurture and care for newborns while providing guidance and education for the parents.
Will a Newborn Care Specialist perform household chores?
Newborn Care Specialists are generally not responsible for household duties unrelated to the new baby or for the care of other children in the household.
What does a Newborn Care Specialist do?
Newborn Care Specialists provide assistance and education to families after the parents bring the baby home from the hospital including developing schedules, feeding, sleep conditioning, breast feeding support and other issues.
Newborn Care Specialists usually work night shifts managing the baby’s care while the parents sleep restfully. When the baby wakes up, the Newborn Care Specialist take care of all things related to the baby during the night including bottle feedings or taking a breastfed baby to mom for nursing. The Newborn Care Specialist will then take the baby back to the nursery to be burped, changed and put back to bed. The Newborn Care Specialists will document the baby’s behavioral patterns and keep a log of sleeping, feeding and diaper changes to assist in transitioning the baby to a regular schedule. Newborn Care Specialists care for either a single baby or multiples.