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I’m so overwhelmed. I have a new baby, and a parade of family and friends want to come by. How did you cope?

Our Mommy MD Guide’s reply:  When people come to visit and meet your baby, you don’t have to entertain them! Stay in your robe. Then it’s clear to them that you won’t be entertaining them and that it’s your job to be close to your baby.This is particularly important if you’re breasfeeiding, as newborns need to nurse quite frequently.

 Better yet, while your friends and family visit, if they want to clean and shop for you, let them!

Charlene Brock, MD, a mom of 28-, 25-, and 23-year-old sons and an 18-year-old daughter and a pediatrician with St. Chris Care at Falls Center, in Philadelphia, PA

The information on MommyMDGuides.com is not intended to replace the diagnosis, treatment, and services of a physician. Always consult your physician or child care expert if you have any questions concerning your family's health. For severe or life-threatening conditions, seek immediate medical attention.