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WHAT IS A POSTPARTUM DOULA, AND WHAT DO THEY DO?
Postpartum doulas provide families information and support on infant feeding, emotional and physical recovery from childbirth, infant soothing, and coping skills for new parents. They might also help with light housework, fix a meal and help incorporate an older child into this new experience.
HOW MANY HOURS DO POSTPARTUM DOULAS WORK?
Most commonly, postpartum doulas work daytime or evening shifts of about four to five hours. The doula's shifts depend on the needs of the family and the schedule of the doula. Some families like to have support five days a week in the beginning and then decrease it as they get more into a rhythm.
WHAT IS A HUG TEACHER?
Based on child development, lactation and pediatric literature, HUG Your Baby’s certified teachers help parents understand a baby’s body language in order to prevent and solve problems around eating, sleeping, crying, and parent-child interaction and to promote breastfeeding duration.