The Role of a Maternity Nurse

A maternity nurse is on call 24 hours a day to provide information and guidance on caring for your baby. However she is entitled to a 3 or 4 hour break in the day to catch up on sleep or to go for a walk. 

To provide a routine to ensure that your baby is effectively feeding and sleeping

Provide information and guidance with infant feeding (whether breast, formula or mixed feeding)

Practical help with care of your baby (feeding, winding, nappy changing, bathing,dressing/ undressing, settling to sleep

Accompanying mums to appointments (hospital, GP, baby activities etc.)

Responsible for nursery duties (baby's laundry, sterilising bottles and equipment, keeping nursery clean and tidy)

Helping to involve siblings with your new baby

Listening and encouragement for both parents with respect to the care of their new baby