I would say a pp doula the first week or two. These women are trained to be useful and notice details that could turn into a problem (like engorgement that leads to mastitis, or saddness that leads to ppd). And because you are paying them, you won't feel guilty asking them to do stuff like mop the floor.
Get a freezer and start filling it up!! I really needed easy to eat breakfast/lunch foods. Quiche, waffles, bagels, muffins, etc. really help, otherwise I just ate junk/coffee.
Put a sign on your door, and read it into your answering machine: We accept visits of 1 hour from 2pm until 4pm to people bearing food. We got caught twice with "friends" coming over at 6pm and wanting to holding babies and eat our dinner, while we were trying to made dinner and put kids to bed. I am not so nice anymore, I just say,"It is time for you to go home so I can put everyone to bed."
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