New parents have a fierce instinct to protect their new bundle of joy. We know it is not possible to shield your baby from every germ, but sterilization of all bottlefeeding equipment is one way you can protect them from bacteria, viruses and even parasitic infections.
1. Bring a nightgown. After you give birth, you will probably stay in the hospital gown for a while, but once the doctor is done and you’re all cleaned up, most hospitals will let you change into a gown of your own. You might prefer pajamas with shorts or pants as a bottom, but it might be easier to wear a nightgown. There will be many trips to the bathroom and you won’t be very stable, so pants might be hard to manage. Also, if you’re planning on nursing, be sure to bring pajamas that can work for nursing.
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