Here are crucial things new mother need to make priorities as soon as possible after giving birth:
1•Eat enough_ It's easy to skip a meal here and there when you're dealing with the demands of a new baor worse, forget to eat altogether, but the lack of nutrition ultimately saps you of that very energy you need to stay on top of the whole motherhood thing.One easy fix is to eat when your baby eats.
Fill your freezer with double batches of dinners that you can bust out when you're too tired to cook,or put your partner on dinner duty until further notice.You should also increase your fluid intake if you're breastfeeding.
2•Take your prenatal vitamins_ If you're breastfeeding, your body requires more vitamins and minerals than during your pregnancy.You should also talk to your doctor about upping your doses of vitamin D and pmega 3 fish oil to ensure your babe scores the vital nutrients she needs.
3•Limit visits in the beginning_ During this time, it's challenging to keep your energy up, and visitors can further drain your limited resources.Consider stagging visits over s long period of time to help prevent isolation and postpartum depression and bring the initial mad rush of visitors to gentle flow.
4•Get more sleep
Sleep is important for every aspect of recovery.According to studies, newborns sleep about 16 hours a day for three to four hours at a time making it impossible for Mom to score a solid stretch of sleep, well over.
It's best to sleep when your baby sleeps, even if its just for a quick nap and teach her day from night asap so you can gradually get back into the rhythm of a good night's sleep.
Be patient with breastfeeding
In the beginning breastfeeding sucks.Thr pain from breastfeeding is hard to get used to.Between the blisters, nipple cream that doesn't really help, and simultaneous pain from uterine cramping, the entire experience can be toe curling.Just remember that breastfeeding can be a major struggle for any new mom.
6• Ask for help_ You are no good to anyone if you don't take time for yourself, which means you're going to have to call in reinforcements.Getting someone to watch the little one for a while might be your only hope for finding the time to take a shower, catch up on sleep or just be at off duty for a few.
Embracing support from others doesn't just apply to childcare,ei: Ask for help with laundry, making dinner, grocery shopping.Others want to help, so don't be afraid to delegate.Ask for help and do it often and be a good mom, thanks.
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