To look after yourself!
Your focus may be on meeting the needs of your baby but, to do this effectively, you also need to look after yourself. It might not be possible all the time but try to…
sleep/rest when you can
get out of the house
meet up with other mums
take a break
ask for help if you need it
don’t be too hard on yourself
prioritise your workload
One of the main issues I hear about from new mums, as they get to grips with their new responsibilities and the changes this brings to their life, is that they don’t feel like they are doing anything worthwhile.
As a new mum you might feel that ‘all’ you are doing in a week is changing nappies, mopping up sick, feeding your baby, helping your baby get to sleep, pushing the pram…
And it’s easy to underestimate what exactly you are doing but you are loving, caring, nurturing, comforting, teaching, providing safety and security and the environment for your baby to grow, learn and development. You are doing an amazing job and that’s why mum’s rock!
Link: The Birth & Baby Network You And Your Baby Pages