Melissa Newborn Care Specialist

Melissa Newborn Care Specialist


Melissa loves to bring comfort and knowledge while empowering parents. All of the skills we review are up to date practices recommended by Both the AAP And DAP combined with tried and true “old school” wisdom. She helps care for your newborn, diapering, feeding, bathing and soothing. She loves to coach and educate parents about feeding tips and tricks, safe sleep practices and all postpartum care in general.

She has an abundance of experience and education in child development, early childhood education, child nutrition and pediatric mental health.

Melissa has served as a daycare director, resource parent for fostered newborns and provided in-home therapy and respite for families with special needs children. Working with young children is her calling and something she truly loves to do!

When not supporting new families...
In her off time, Melissa loves spending time with her husband [their high school sweethearts] and their six awesome kids! They enjoy camping and volunteering as a family.

Certifications & Training

  • CACHE certified Newborn Care Specialist
  • Pediatric FA and CPR
  • Level 1 Infant Mental Health
  • National COVID ready caregiver
  • Former Newborn Foster Parent
  • Over 250+ hours of ongoing education
  • CPR and First Aid Certified

Amanda provides in-home postpartum support in NJ and live-in care nationwide.

Overnight Newborn Care

We understand how exhausting having a newborn can be. Our experienced team of Night Nurses: Postpartum Doulas, Newborn Care Specialists and Registered Nurses are by your side to help you transition home from the hospital. We provide education and support to help empower you to become confident parents throughout those first few months of your baby’s life.

24/7 Live in Postpartum Care

A Newborn Care Specialist (NCS) and sometimes referred to as a 24-hour baby nurse or 24-hour night nurse, is a highly experienced individual who specializes in newborn and infant care. Most NCS’s have undergone specialized training, background checks and have advanced knowledge in subjects such as multiples or sleep training. A NCS can work with your family for the first few weeks or months on your baby’s life and help you have a smooth transition to a nanny when the time comes.

Baby & Toddler Sleep Training

When your little one has sleep challenges, the whole family suffers. Understanding the science behind sleep issues is a key component for success when sleep training. We are devoted to the pursuit of happiness and making your parenting journey easier. Soon, you will have everyone snoozing through the night again.