When it comes to feeding your baby at this stage it’s still best to feed them whenever they are hungry. Baby will let you know when they are hungry and it should be around 8 times in a 24 hr period for babies that are breast fed, or every 3-4 hours for bottle fed babies. When babies are going through a growth spurt, they tend to eat a little bit more than normal and baby will stop drinking when they have had enough.
From the day you have your baby at home with you everything changes it can be magical and you might feel overwhelmed, but you might also find it hard. As weeks go by you should be able to get yourself in to a routine and adjust to your new life with baby. You might start getting comfortable again but remember newborns change very quickly so let’s not get too comfortable. Baby may like to keep you on your toes for the first 5 to 8 weeks. To try and help you cover these milestones for a baby of 1 month and try to help you cover things like feeding time and sleeping time. Babies will also develop their senses and motor skills.
Whether it’s your first child or you have done it before when it comes to packing a hospital bag for mother and baby it’s good to check what is needed so here are a few tips to help you out. Even if you’re having a home birth it’s still good to have a hospital bag at the ready just in case for any reason you will need to go in. It’s also good to have the hospital bag at the ready by the time your 36 weeks just in case. Maybe get someone to double check your hospital bag or get them to pack it with you so you don’t miss anything. After your bag is packed keep it near the door or in the car if you can so you will be ready straight away.