Re: Transitioning to Nanny
I wouldn't stay and watch either. Because the first time is pretty much guaranteed not to go perfectly. It's not a reason to stress. Any new caregiver is going to need some transition time for the two to learn each other's cues and needs and habits.
But at the same time I wouldn't put too much faith in your nanny's experience unless it has been with breastfed babies. Caring for a breastfed baby is very different from caring for a formula fed baby. And if she is used to formula feeding she may need some retraining. I've run into this with my caregivers and we see it come up int his forum fairly frequently. Just remember you are the mother and you know your baby better than anyone else in the world.
Make yourself knowledgeable about the best ways to bottle feed your baby and tell her what you want her to do. Don't anticipate trouble, but don't feel like she knows better than you either.
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