Keeping your baby with you for at least 1
hour after birth, for bonding. (Many hospitals allow rooming-in, with no
mother-baby separation during the entire hospital stay.)
Preventing breast-feeding problems. You can plan ahead for
breast-feeding support in case you need it. Check around for a
lactation consultant. Some hospitals have them
in-house. You can also make sure that hospital staff knows not to give your
baby supplemental formula, unless there is a medical need.
certain procedures-such as a vitamin K injection, a heel prick for a blood
test, and the use of eye medicines-so that you have more time to bond with your baby in the hours after birth.
Whether and when you'd like visitors,
including children in your family.