How Husbands, Partners, Family and Friends Can Support a New Mother

There are ways you can help a new mother. Here are tips to get everyone through those early weeks with a new baby.

  • Don’t make unhelpful suggestions such as referring to your experience, offering formula, or sharing negative feelings.
  • Bring the new mom food, help with dishes or clean her house.
  • Try not to overstay a visit. New moms and babies need their rest.
  • If you’re close to the new mother, make sure she knows about the Women’s Network Affinity Groups Working Mother’s Sprouting Group and have these resources handy. Should an issue arise, the information will be ready to go.
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