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What is a Newborn Care Specialist?

Sleepy Baby

A Newborn Care Specialist is an individual trained and skilled in Newborn Care. The main role of a Newborn Care Specialist is to provide assistance and education to the parents after they bring the baby(eis) home from the hospital. NCS's are also known as overnight doulas or Baby Nurses (NCS's don't have a medical degree, therefore can't be called a nurse).

What can a NCS do

Newborn Care Specialists often work at the home during the day or night shift. We take care of the baby while the parents sleep and assist with feedings. If the baby is breastfed, we will bring the baby to the mother for feeding then get the baby back to the appropriate routine.


Guava Care NCSs have a variety of skills and experience with caring for newborns and expertise in not just newborn care, but parent education and support. Some of their duties are:

-Assist and educate

-Sleep Shape


-Breastfeeding and bottle-feeding support

-Play time support

-Diaper care

-Routines and schedule


Prices start at $65/hr and can go up to $80/hr subject to:


  • Overnight or day service

  • Number of hours per day

  • Number of days per week

  • Service duration (one week to three months)

  • One baby, twins or triplets

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