I was wondering if anyone had advice on how to make "rooming in" useful during the early days in the hospital?
I am expecting my second child. Given the extremely stressful milk supply issues I had with my first, I am focused on getting off to a GREAT start to try to maximize my supply with good habits from day 1.
I think the first thing on my agenda is to use rooming into maximize nursing (as well as asking any hospital staff to help make sure I have a good newborn latch instead of a painflu one!).
I am wondering how can moms (and me in particular) make rooming in useful?
WIth my first, I could not stand up and found even sitting to be painful/uncomfortable while in the hospital. I generally had to have someone else hand me the baby after I spent 5 minutes propping myself up into a seated position. When the baby was asleep again, I need someone to immediately take it away if I wanted any home of repositioning and getting some rest myself. SO I basically nursed my son whenever they brought him in (supposedly whenever he woke up) but I wonder if there is anyway I could try to keep this baby with me... it's just hard to imagine given my own imobility!