There are a number of things you can do that will help your partner in the first few weeks after your baby is born:
If this is not your first child, help your older child or children adjust. Give your older children special attention. Set aside regular time and do something fun together.
Also, take your baby now and then so your partner can have time alone with your older children. That will show them that your baby doesn't get all her attention.
You play a key role in helping siblings adjust to your new baby. By helping with your baby, you show that your baby is a family member. By sympathizing with the jealous feelings new siblings often have, you can help them feel accepted and loved. This helps them truly welcome your baby.
Allina Health's Patient Education Department, Beginnings: Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond, seventh edition, ob-ah-90026
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