Here are some general resources for postpartum & breastfeeding.
Feeding & Diapers
Tummy time resources
Using apps to track feedings/diapers
There are many apps out there that families find helpful to keep track of things during the newborn period. I do not recommend a specific app or solution, and do encourage you to “graduate” from the app as soon as your baby’s weight gain is well established. A close relationship with your baby including physical connection, eye contact, and responsive parenting will tell you exponentially more than any app. I also want to make you aware of some privacy concerns with these apps, which are unregulated.
Here are resources for your wellness during the postpartum period
Do you know the signs of potentially life-threatening complications that could affect you after you give birth? Specific signs you should watch for during the first year after birth include:
If you think you are experiencing one of the post birth warning signs, it’s important to get help and let the person responding to your needs know that you’ve just had a baby within the past year.
For example, if you call 911, tell the operator: “I just had a baby a week ago and I have a really bad headache that won’t go away.” Or “I had a baby on [Give the Date] and I am having some chest pain and trouble catching my breath.” Do this with any encounter you have when seeking help whether it’s with 911, an emergency room or urgent care provider, or your own healthcare provider.
The sooner your nurse, midwife or doctor can identify your symptoms, the sooner they can make a diagnosis and provide the necessary care. Just as I have shared these instructions with you, please share this same information with your family and friends; you may not be able to act on your own, for example, if you’ve have had a stroke or seizure.
Follow your baby's feeding and diapers for the first 5 days with this beautiful PDF chart. Feel reassured that baby is feeding well.