Being a new Mom can be such an overwhelming experience. Not only do you now have this tiny little human that’s completely dependent on you, but you’re also sleep deprived, exhausted from labor and feeling a little out of your depth. So, is it no surprise that you find yourself worrying over lots of different things. From your child’s health to their happiness, it’s likely that you’ll experience kid-related stresses throughout your life, however, there are certain new-Mom worries that you really shouldn’t have to worry about. To help put your mind at ease, here’s why you should relax a little when it comes to these topics.
Feeding Your Baby
First of all, one of the main new Mom worries is often centered around nursing. When you first try to feed your baby, you can encounter a range of different issues from problems latching on to sore nipples. However, one thing that you needed worry about is how much they are able to feed. A newborn stomach size does change as they grow, but only slightly, so you’ll find that they are getting enough milk. If they’re not, your nurse will be able to tell if there really is an issue.
Having A Set Schedule
Everyone knows that babies need to have good sleeping and feeding schedules, but new Moms can often worry about this too much. When you have a newborn, you just need to make sure that you’re feeding and sleeping when needed – establishing a routine straight away just won’t work. But, after a few weeks, you should find that you start to settle into a routine that works for your family. And after a few months, you should have it down. So don’t sweat it.
Your Baby Crying
Babies cry. They cry for so many different reasons. Sometimes they will need feeding or changing, and sometimes they will just want comfort. But, you don’t have to panic or worry when your baby cries. If you have checked over and they’re fed and changed, they may just want some comfort. Remember, it’s okay for your baby to cry. However, if you feel as if it’s excessive, speak to your doctor.
What You Look Like
As a new Mom, your body is likely to be different to what it was like pre-pregnancy. But that’s completely normal. Some Moms expect to give birth and for their bodies to bounce back – and that’s not always the case. But, you just grew a small human and gave birth, so relax a little. If you spend three days in the same pajamas covered in spit up, who cares? You’ll start to feel like yourself again soon, just give it time.
Whether Your Child Is Breathing
And then, there’s always that panic over whether your baby is still breathing. But, you could end up driving yourself crazy by checking on them all of the time. Instead, take a look at the different baby breathing monitors that you can use and try to keep yourself calm – because they’ve got a whole life ahead of them to keep breathing.