Moms , please don’t try to be super mom after bringing your baby home from the hospital. Support from your spouse , friends, and family is your support system. Don’t hesitate asking for what you need for yourself and your baby.Mothers need to focus on healing from post birth and caring for their little one. Healing takes up to 6 weeks or more depending on if you had a cesarean or vaginal birth. Avoid becoming overly stressed. BALANCE is the key.
According to CDC., new mothers who experience perinatal mood and anxiety disorders is more likely in the 20% range, which would mean around 1.3 million will develop postpartum depression.
Some newborns are extremely colicky whether you breast or bottle-feed. If you aren’t prepared, this will drive you insane, because the baby will cry nonstop throughout the night for weeks or months. If you decide to breastfeed, research and talk to your doctors often. Breastfeeding isn’t easy, it is extremely difficult if you have never nursed. If you can hack it for 3 months, most likely you will continue.