Published on Jan 07, 2019 and last reviewed on Apr 28, 2022 - 3 min read
A woman when becomes a mother for the first time, she has a lot of confusions and worries. This article is aimed to make mom worry-free.
There are many questions usually running in the mind of a new mom. The most common worries are:
These are all common problems, and you do not need to worry about this. First of all, thank God for his gift, and nurture your child with love and positive thoughts.
Let Us Understand Few Facts and Worries:
A Few Essential Things About Weaning Period:
Weaning period is when the mother decreases breastfeeding and increases other food. In the weaning period, do not stop all feeding at a time. Skip breastfeeding gradually. For example, if you are feeding the baby four times a day, then reduce it to three times for a few days, and then reduce again to two times a day, then once a day and then stop. This way, you have the following health benefits.
Be positive in the weaning period. Do not think when he will stop and do not make limitations to stop breastfeeding. Up to 1 and a half years, you can feed the baby. After this age, breastfeeding is not helpful for the baby to fill up the tummy. They need food for their hunger.
To conclude, spend time as much as you can with the baby. Choose motherhood over your career. It will create the best memories in your kid's mind. Your career will not be ruined if you are with your kid at home for a few of his initial years. Only in the initial years, the kid needs their mom. Once they grow up, they will do their work on their own. Give priority to your kid in compared to other household work. Few compromises of mom will help to keep the baby and mommy healthy. So enjoy the healthy motherhood with some lifestyle changes.
The biggest challenge after becoming a new mom is the potential lack of time for her own sleep or to do any other task. The new moms are not able to give time to themselves and might suffer from postpartum depression as well.
The main challenges faced by a new mom include:
- Breastfeeding the child can be tiring as well as challenging for her.
- Everyone around her expects her to be a super mom.
- They are sleep-deprived.
- They might suffer from postpartum depression.
- The romance with her husband suddenly vanishes.
The newborn stage is the hardest for new parents because of the fact that there is a sudden change in the lifestyle of the parents, the overwhelming routine, the deprivation of sleep, and a shift in priorities.
The hardest part of parenting is when the child misbehaves with their parents and becomes disrespectful. They refuse to obey their parents, and it is then that the parents face the biggest challenge of making their children understand.
New parents need:
- More sleep.
- Postpartum self-care kit.
- Kitchen help for meal preparation.
- Househelp for daily chores.
- Easy delivery of groceries.
Babies do get easy around 3 to 4 months once they begin to soothe themselves. The baby will begin to sleep for a longer stretch of time both during the day and night, and they will have a sleep schedule.
- Take a nap when the baby sleeps. - Order a baby sling. - Do not overstress yourself because no one is perfect. - Try to clear your doubts at pediatrician appointments. - Keep baby nappy or diaper and clothes handy at all times. - Relax and make lists. - Do bulk cooking.
- Do some physical workouts to feel refreshed.
- Practice journal writing.
- Pamper yourself in a salon or at home in a hot water bath.
- Spend quality time with your friends.
- Do not forget to eat healthily besides worrying about your family’s nutrition.
- Watch some good shows on television to entertain yourself.
- Do yoga and meditation daily.
Many new moms suffer from depression in the initial few weeks after childbirth because of hormonal changes. Most new mothers face mood swings like feeling anxious, gloomy, frustrated, fatigued, and crying frequently. However, gradually these feelings improve over a period of time.
Due to a constant change in female hormone levels throughout pregnancy and postpartum, women might experience certain mood swings. They may begin to feel and behave differently. The sudden reduction in estrogen, progesterone and other pregnancy hormone levels can lead to these baby blues. Their body also changes physically.
Last reviewed at:
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