Who to contact for support
The community midwifery team will visit you at home after your baby is born, usually until your baby is 10 days old.
A health visitor is a qualified nurse trained to help you, your family and new baby stay healthy. A health visitor will visit you at home usually 10 days after your baby is born.
Talk to the health visiting team about any concerns you have, they can give you advice and suggest where to find help.
Your GP surgery can also support you with any concerns you have for your baby. The link above will take you to the NHS website with information about how to care for your newborn.
There are different options when it comes to feeding your baby and lots of things for you to consider. Below are some links for more information about the different ways you might choose to feed your baby as well as some information about where to get support with infant feeding in Lincolnshire.
Feeding support in Lincolnshire
ULHT Breastfeeding Support
It can be difficult and upsetting to hear your baby cry but it is normal. There are comfort methods to try and soothe your baby. As long as your baby is safe, it is ok to walk away for a few minutes. ICON provide some helpful advice to parents about crying. You can also speak with your health visitor or GP. Cry-sis can also offer advices to parents who call their helpline.
Some babies sleep much more than others. Some sleep for long periods, others in short bursts. Some soon sleep through the night while some don't for a long time. It's important that you make yourself aware of all the safe sleeping methods to ensure that your baby is resting safely.
The NHS website provides information about your baby sleeping.
The Lullaby Trust offers simple advice to reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).
The Tommy's website also has information for parents about sleeping.
The baby sleep info source website has information for parents about infant sleep and night time care.
ULHT have created this video with some advice about sleep safety.