“I don’t know much about newborns, how do I best take care of my new baby?”
Newborn Care and Education – Newborns are very different from older babies. I will support you to parent the way you want while increasing your understanding of the unique characteristics of a newborn.
“My baby is crying! What should I do?”
Soothing Techniques – Many new parents want to feel confident soothing their baby/babies. I will help you learn how to parent with confidence so if baby is unhappy you know how to respond.
“How do I get stuff done and keep my baby happy at the same time?
Babywearing – I can demonstrate and suggest options for babywearing. There are numerous benefits to parents and babies by using a wrap, sling, or carrier. Using this tool parents will be able to more easily integrate baby into their life and wearing your baby helps their digestion and can increase sleep!
“I need sleep and a shower!”
Support – I will expertly care for your baby so you can get some rest. I also offer overnight care to help you get as much rest as possible, and I will share tips and tricks so when I'm not there you can handle it on your own.
“How do I know my baby is getting enough milk?”
Breastfeeding Support and Knowledge – Most hospitals provide wonderful lactation care. After you return home, I will help make sure your latch and positioning are optimal for successful breastfeeding. I am happy answer any questions you have so you feel confident that breastfeeding is off to a good start.
“We could use some help with baby laundry, and organization.”
Tidying up – I am happy to help make your life easier by throwing in a load or two of laundry, by putting dishes in the dishwasher, by tidying up, and I can give you suggestions on how to organize baby clothes, and gear.
“Everything is so different now, when will I feel like being a parent is normal?”
Listening – I have worked with many parents to help them feel more confident and trust their parenting skills. Consider that becoming a parent is like any new job and having a mentor like me makes the transition so much easier.
“I will have to go back to work, or leave my baby with another care provider eventually. How do I pump and bottle feed my baby?”
Bottle Feeding and Pumping Information – I can help you figure out when is a good time to use bottles and help you create a pumping schedule to stock up milk for when you return to work or on the occasion you are away from your baby. I can also teach you some bottle-feeding techniques that mimic breastfeeding so you can optimize your feeding time with baby (whether you are using formula or breastmilk).
Nancy in Royal Oak,
“Jill was a tremendous help to me, and a wonderfully calming presence in our home. As a first-time mom, I'd read so many books and loaded up on parenting theories prior to giving birth. There was so much conflicting information that I was left confused and exhausted when my 3-week old wouldn't stop crying."
Lisa in Bloomfield, Michigan explains,
“I called Jill and she was amazing. She was warm and filled with compassion, knowledge and understanding. She immediately offered to help. She was truly a lifesaver for me. My baby loved her and I can't say enough great things about her. I learned so much from her but even more importantly, she really helped me when I needed it and she really made me feel like it was ok to need the help and get it!”
Serving Metro Detroit, Michigan