A Postpartum Doula works with each family individually to find out their particular needs. Some of the postpartum services that a doula will perform include: 

Breastfeeding support
Help with the emotional and physical recovery after birth
Light housekeeping so that mom does not feel so overwhelmed
Running errands
Assistance with newborn care such as diapering, bathing, feeding and comforting

Light meal preparation
Baby soothing techniques
Sibling care
Referrals to local resources such as but not limited to parenting classes, pediatricians, lactation support and other parenting support groups.