That depends on each person’s individual experience.
If you have never been surrounded by babies, or had to care for new born babies – how are you supposed to know what their very special requirements are?
It is the role of qualified, experienced Health Care Professionals to guide you through these early weeks, so that you can understand what your newborn baby needs, and how those needs can be adequately met.
You in turn, need to be sure that you gather information that is evidence based, not “old wives tales”, to help you with your choices.
One thing I found with a growing baby, was just when I found what worked really well for my baby – she had grown older, and that same information was no longer applicable – and I had to start a NEW LEARNING CURVE all over again!!!!!
Most probably we all have different phases of our baby’s/child’s life that we are better able to handle.
I hope that by sharing my experience with you – that your early weeks with your newborn baby are more enjoyable and stress free. I hope that I have been able to help you start unlocking THAT ALL KNOWING – ALL CARING MOTHER/FATHER WITHIN – THE ONE THAT WANTS ONLY THE BEST FOR YOUR BABY.