One final note on another great piece of equipment to consider for nursery feedings and rocking time is a nursing stool. These stools are small and slightly slanted. (Medela makes a good nursing stool.) It raises the legs and lap up just slightly to the perfect height for breastfeeding, bottle-feeding and yes, even cuddling late at night.
During those first few weeks at home when stress and fatigue build with each passing minute of the day, remember rest and relaxation are only as far away as your baby and the rocking chair in the nursery. Put on a good lullaby CD and spend time during the day just holding, cuddling and rocking your baby. It will be time well spent for both you and your baby. Who knows, maybe you will beat the current world record for rocking! The current world record for rocking is held by Dennis Easterling of Atlanta, Georgia. He rocked for 480 hours. That's almost 3 weeks! I bet there are mothers out there who have already beaten Dennis' record but they're just too tired to make the call to the Guinness Book of World Records!
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