Maternity Nurse: Roles and Responsibilities

A maternity nurse is an experienced and educated carer to help guide and support new parents. Maternity nurses can work 24 hours live in, days or nights. If residential the maternity nurse is on call 24 hours a day to provide information and guidance on caring for your baby.

some of the duties of a maternity nurse include:


To provide a routine to ensure that your baby is effectively feeding and sleeping

Provide information and guidance with infant feeding (whether breast, formula or mixed feeding)

Practical help with care of your baby (feeding, winding, nappy changing, bathing,dressing/ undressing, settling to sleep

Accompanying mums to appointments (hospital, GP, baby activities etc.)

Responsible for nursery duties (baby's laundry, sterilising bottles and equipment, keeping nursery clean and tidy)

Helping to involve siblings with your new baby

Listening and encouragement for both parents with respect to the care of their new baby

If you are a new parent and would like professional guidance during the postnatal period, please contact Maternity Mum. The winner of the best maternity nurse agency by the UK Enterprise awards 2020, supply experienced maternity nurses, night nannies, breastfeeding consultants and doulas.

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