“It is important that mums look after themselves physically and emotionally. Mothers are very important, but you have needs and often these are overshadowed by having a newborn. It is a season and don’t feel guilty about expressing your needs. While your needs may look different to what they were before the baby arrived it’s important to remember they matter. Give your body a boost by investing in a good multivitamin supplement. Sleep deprivation can lead to poor dietary choices (you’re often too exhausted to cook – don’t feel bad) and then the spiral of being run down and getting sick can start. I encourage mums to try and have a shower first thing in the morning – not only does it help them feel better, it’s five minutes of quiet time to regroup thoughts. Even if it has been a tough night, having a shower signifies the beginning of a new day.” Sallee Dwyer, midwife
As new parents you may be told not to hold your BABY AS ‘YOU WILL SPOIL HIM’. You cannot spoil your baby WITH TOO much love.