I am by no means an expert, I am just a mom who has made many mental notes to self and who has applied (or wish I had applied ) advice received over the past several months in my new role as “mother”.
Below are 7 ways a new mom can ease into motherhood
1. Sleep when your baby sleeps
It is vital that you get your rest after having a baby. Your body has worked very hard at creating a new life and birthing it. This is particularly true if you’ve had a c-section (even a planned one). You will be up several times through the night feeding and comforting your baby at the beginning, so when your baby is sleeping is the most logical time for you to rest.
2. Don’t sweat the formula
I think all would agree that breast milk is the best kind of food we can give our babies. That said, if you have to supplement at first, don’t sweat it. Don’t feel like a failure and don’t hesitate to feed your baby if he’s hungry and you are low on milk. Of course, I would add that while you are supplementing, do all you can to increase your supply. I have written some tips here on how to increase your supply. However, do not place a burden of guilt on yourself if your body doesn’t make enough milk at the beginning.
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Rosilind, a Pacific Northwest native, is a missionary living in Croatia and married to her hero. Together they live in the country with their 2 active boys where she enjoys fruity candles and a hot cup of herbal tea on a blustery fall evening. She holds an Associates of Practical Theology and is passionate about discipling and encouraging women. Her passion for writing led her to author a number of books. She is the author of A Little R & R where she encourages women to find contentment in what God created them to be. She can also be found at these other places on a regular basis. You can follow her on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Google +.
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