Mother’s Assistants are trained to provide evidence based educational, emotional and physical support appropriate to the individual needs of each mother/child as well as:
- Light housekeeping and meal preparation during their shift
- Supportive care for newborns up to the age of 2 years – bathing, bottle feeding, soothing and establishing sleep routine
- Respite (short period of childminding) so mother can attend to self care outside the home
- Accompany mom-newborn to postpartum doctor or mid-wife visits and visits to paediatrician.
- May perform non-invasive, clinical tasks such as blood pressure monitoring and G-tube feeding while under the supervision of the parent.
- Soothe symptoms of colic and acid reflux (GERD) in newborns
- Offers non-judgmental, unbiased support for the families
- Provides continuous support for their new mom and baby
While your PSW is qualified to perform a wide assortment of tasks, they CANNOT however do the following:
- Act on your behalf in any capacity
- Provide daycare services
- Provide transportation services to families
- Offer medical advice or provide medical services.