I’ve heard some questions recently about the schedule of breastfeeding and pumping when first coming home from the NICU and how to work around it to get out of the house. It really is a full time job! Feed, pump, sterilize, repeat! For the first month to 6 weeks when Lily came home, honestly, we didn’t really go anywhere other than doctors appointments. Maggie was so close to term that I didn’t have to top up with a bottle or pump to keep my supply up.
Anyway, here are some great tips to help people understand what you are dealing with and how to set boundaries for yourself and your family to cope with this new type of normal.
Erika Goyer shares ten things to tell friends and family after bringing a baby home from the NICU.