A nanny cares for children of all ages and works primarily during the day time or over vacations. There is no specific training and they are usually hired long-term to help with the children while both parents work, sometimes for several years.
A Postpartum Doula is trained specifically to help support the mother and baby (or babies) right after delivery and into the first year of life. At Gold Coast, our doulas are required to be trained and certified or working toward certification. Doulas are not meant to be hired long-term, but instead as highly specialized care givers that help parents transition into their new roles with confidence, helping with newborn care, breastfeeding, physical and emotional support, systems, and scheduling.
Night nannies usually do not have specific newborn or sleep methodology training. A night nanny will come into a home and follow the instructions the parents give them. An overnight doula will offer advice, scheduling and feeding suggestions, as well as physical and emotional support.
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