Author - Pat Porrey

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Sweet Dreams Infant Care (sweetdreamsinfantcare.com) specializes in night time infant care, including RNs, Baby Nurses, Postpartum doulas, lactation support, parenting classes and sleep training. Co-owner Pam Jones, RN, lives in Tinley Park and has two children. Co-owner Pat Porrey, LC, has a master’s in psychology, two sons and two grandchildren.

Sleep Deprivation and Postpartum Depression

Having a baby can be as exciting as it is exhausting. Sleep deprivation can build quickly after a few sleepless nights. Since babies do not come home with set schedules, you need to create one for yourself. Work with your other caregivers to determine when you can carve out a four-to-six-hour uninterrupted slot for sleep. For example, you take “baby duty” from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m., then your partner takes the 2–8 a.m. shift, enabling you both scheduled time to sleep.

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Posted on April 02, 2012 at 8:40 AM by Pat Porrey