07/16/2014 11:09 am ET Updated Jul 16, 2014

Would You Hire Someone To Be With Your Baby At Night?

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When my still-young children were newborns, I had no idea there was such a thing as a night nurse. Even four years ago, this just didn’t seem like an option. And I will admit that the first time I heard about it, I balked. Would I want someone else to feed my baby throughout the night? If I did that, I’d feel like I wasn’t mom enough (to borrow a newly popular phrase). But I now wonder how much better those early days would have been if we had had someone to help at night a bit. Would I been so foggy and, honestly, sick all the time? Would I have been more present for my newborns? I’m guessing yes.

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