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How do you help the new mother?

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September 29, 2007 6:46PM

The first thing is not to take over. Ask her if it is okay to do whatever you have in mind. Then, listen to her. Helpful ideas: provide a balanced meal, mind the baby while she naps, offer to do the baby's laundry and fold it. Make sure to allow the new family to have private time. Make visits short. Acknowledge the older child.