annapaulndaniel wrote:How do you not take a baby out and thus never leave the house yourself if you are breastfeeding for a whole month????? I am due in Feb and will have my husband home for two weeks but after that I will need to drop off and pick up my son from school, buy groceries etc. My Mum lives close by but I could never put all my responsibility onto her for a full month
The reasons to keep them home is because they're immune system is not like ours yet. They've been safe inside your womb & are born in a sterile hospital. Just taking them to your home has there immunity system working.
you don't want to go out too soon and risk it. Because if your newborn does get sick, it's a guaranteed stay at the hospital. Your baby has to get pricked with needles, a cathader put in. It's sad to see your newborn go through that.
After those two weeks when your hubby won't be able to help, and you have to go out, put your baby in a carrier close to you, with a blanket covering some of their head. Or in a stroller with a blanket to covering them. Make your trips quick and don't let anyone get too close. Oh and go o. Off times when the store is less crowded. But like after 3 weeks you should be fine.
We all know Vanessa was probably out showing off her newborn.