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The difference between a Newborn Care Specialist, Postpartum Doula, Night Nanny, Sleep Consultant, and Baby Nurse (RN)

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Newborn Care Specialist (NCS)

A newborn care specialist is a trained professional who provides specialized care and support for newborn babies and their families. They help new parents during the first few weeks of life at home. They typically work at night, feeding and changing the baby so the parents can rest. Their responsibilities include baby feeding, dealing with baby-specific health issues, soothing the baby, changing and bathing baby, organizing the nursery and keeping a log of sleeping, feeding and changing times . They are not, however, responsible for household chores unrelated to baby care or babysitting older siblings

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Pregnancy Exercise

Postpartum Doula

A postpartum doula is a trained professional who provides emotional, physical, and practical support to new parents after the birth of their baby.

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Night Nanny

A nanny night nanny is a professional caregiver who specializes in caring for babies and young children overnight, allowing parents to rest and recharge. They follow the parents guidance on how they should care for children or infants overnight.

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Nice Nurse

Baby/Maternity nurse (RN)

A registered nurse is a licensed healthcare professional who has completed an associate or bachelor's degree in nursing and has passed the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN).

This includes any terminology with term nurse in it.

Sleep Consultant/
Sleep trainer

A sleep consultant or sleep trainer is a professional who specializes in helping parents teach their babies and children healthy sleep habits and routines. They provide personalized guidance and support to address sleep challenges.

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