Remember how nerve-racking it was bringing baby home from the hospital the first time? Worrying if you produced enough milk, worrying if supplementing was okay, wondering about breathing patterns and deciding if you should wake her to feed. Is he eating enough? Is she crying too much? Am I sleeping enough? Is (insert anything baby related here) normal?!
Now imagine going through that process without your partner.
Mission Sleep is a new non-profit organization that strives to provide free, overnight newborn care to military families where Dad is deployed or wounded when Mom has their baby. Mission Sleep will provide a Registered Nurse, Licensed Practical Nurse or Post-Partum Medical Technician to come into the home of a new mom and provide overnight care and education to that mother. This allows mother to transition from hospital to home and provide her relief in the early months home with baby.
Mission Sleep is the non-profit arm of Let Mommy Sleep, the only baby nurse agency serving Northern VA, DC and Baltimore. In partnership with Walter Reed Medical Center, Mission Sleep supports new military mothers by providing overnight care by postpartum and mother/baby nurses.
To learn more about Mission Sleep, or to donate to this most worthy cause, please visit us at: www.missionsleep.org. When moms get together, we make miracles happen, and we would love to make a miracle for our Military Moms.