Below we’ve compiled an easy, comprehensive list of items we found to be really helpful postpartum (when it came to breastfeeding and physical recovery). Obviously every labor, delivery, and feeding style vary, so if you had a different experience and have anything to add, please share it below!
While he may not have your mother’s intuition, be able to breastfeed, or have your ability to wake up on full alert at even the slightest baby coo– there are still ways that your husband or partner can support you and take a substantial amount off your postpartum plate. And chances are he wants to, but just doesn’t know how. Even though you’re ultimately the head coach of the family - he can be the quarterback! (How’s that for a guy-friendly analogy?) Here are five things he can do that’ll make all the difference in those first few weeks!