I definitely have a hard time with this. Baby is one week old today, and I've been back to essentially regular old routine for about 3-4 days now. Family did bring food over and that is very helpful, but I'm home alone with the 5yo 2.5yo and nb. I try to rest, but at the same time, someone always needs to be fed, changed, cleaned up after, removed from sibling squabbles, etc. Luckily I didn't have any tearing, and I'm not too sore, but it is disappointing when the bleeding picks up again every afternoon. Maybe it is time to move to one of the countries in the article!