We do LDRP care. This means, most of our nurses are cross-trained and do
it all.....labor/delivery as well as postpartum and well baby care. It can be hard at first to get organized but with practice, you get good at it. It becomes preferable (at least in my mind) do couplet care anyhow. It makes no sense to me whatever to have a separate nurse care for a baby and mom each......I like to see how the couplet are doing together, bonding, breastfeeding, etc. This is best done when you have both in your care.
I just do my assessments on both mom and baby when I come on shift. I look mom over first, as her how it's going, pain, breastfeeding etc, and then I look baby over. I also observe them breastfeeding, diapering, doing infant care and how the family dynamic is working. This becomea second-nature with experience, and rarely do you assess or visit with mom without checking on her baby and vice-versa.
Give it time. As you do it more, you will become so adept and comfortable, you will wonder why you did the other way before. I know because I have done it both ways (I used to work in a hospital where an RN took care of moms and an LPN did newborn care). And IMO 3 couplets is ideal, albeit 4 the AWHONN standard. The reason is, while most are healthy, you will always have one or two couplets that have breastfeeding issues or other things going on that may make them "needier" and it can be tough. Don't be afraid to balance the load, and spread out the "problem" couplets among nurses. ONE nurse should not, for example, be expected to care for all the newly delivered c-section moms, or the moms needing extensive breastfeeding help. Sharing the "wealth" ensures the couplets get the best care possible, by not spreading any one nurse too thinly.