The term baby nurse has become a general term used in the U.S. to describe a person who cares for your baby at night. This term gives the impression of a trained medical nurse, in your home to care for your baby, but the reality is that these providers do not have current nursing degrees, and the term is actually illegal to use in many states. Anyone claiming to be a baby nurse should be able to provide proof of a nursing degree and be compensated appropriately. Below is a quick chart showing the difference between a postpartum doula and a “baby nurse”.
When you choose Colorado Mountain Doulas for baby nurse services, you get much more than than a typical baby nurse.
Our Postpartum and Infant Care Doulas provide professional, expert support, and hands-on experience to care for your entire family. Throughout your experience with CMD, you can expect a discreet, luxurious, and personalized experience – the Colorado Mountain Doula Standard.
In-home professional care for your newborn includes but is not limited to:
- newborn care
- infant feeding
- parent support
- overnight care
Overnight care is provided in 10 hour shifts tailored to your needs and schedule. Our goal is to guide you through those first few weeks or months providing personalized support for your family.
What’s the difference between a baby nurse and a postpartum doula?
Below is a quick chart showing the difference between a postpartum doula and a “baby nurse”.
|Postpartum Doula||Newborn Care Specialist||Baby Nurse|
|Knowledge of Birth Process and Recovery||yes||maybe||maybe|
|Infant Feeding Knowledge||yes||yes||maybe|
|Meal Preparation Available||yes||no||no|
|Light Household Upkeep||yes||no||no|
|Customized Care Plan||yes||maybe||no|
|Hands-on Education for Parents||yes||maybe||no|
|First Aid Certified||yes||yes||maybe|
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