Mothering Matters That New Moms Don’t Need to Worry About
Being a new mother is fraught with worries. There are so many new experiences, and you never knew you could both love and worry about someone so much. It doesn’t help that there’s so much pressure from all sides to do the “right” thing all the time. Sometimes, you just need to try and forget about it. Plenty of these concerns just aren’t worth worrying about.
Everyone tells you that you’ll immediately feel a strong bond with your baby, but that’s not always the case. If you’re still struggling to feel a connection after a couple of months, it could be a sign of postpartum depression. However, in the beginning, you probably just need to give it time. Your bond doesn’t have to be instant.
You’ll hear a lot about the importance of schedules and routines. And these are important as your child gets older. However, in the beginning, listening to what your baby needs and providing it is more important than being on the clock.
Don’t worry too much about your baby hitting exact milestones. Listen to your pediatrician when it comes to how your baby is developing, as well as using your instinct. All babies are different and worrying about milestones before a year old isn’t really necessary.
Breastfeeding, or not breastfeeding, is always a hot topic. Remember that the most important thing is that your baby gets fed. If you do breastfeed, you’ll soon need to work out how to do it in public, so find a way that helps you feel comfortable.
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