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24 Legit Ways You Can Help A Friend After Their Baby Comes

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Answer All The Questions

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A mom with a new baby is bound to have questions, whether this is her first or her fourth. There are things we forget, things we never knew, and new situations that arise. Offer up your expertise as you can! Be sure to avoid coming across as judgmental: don’t push breastfeeding OR formula; don’t rave about how well scheduled feedings work for you; don’t brag about your badass natural birth or the ease of your cesarean recovery. But do answer any questions with honesty where you can. How long did your lochia last? Is waking up covered with sweat normal? Is it okay that Baby wants to feed every hour on the hour? Be honest, offer the knowledge you have, and refer her to a professional when necessary.

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