NEW MUMS NEED THREE
MONTHS TO CONFIDENTLY LOOK AFTER BABIES
While some people may feel like a natural when it comes to looking after a baby, according to recent research, it can take new mothers more than three months to feel like they’ve fully grasped the complex nature of motherhood. 2,000 American mothers with children aged three years old or younger were questioned as part of the study, which was conducted by Onepoll in collaboration with Store Brand Formula.
More than half of the mothers stated that they spent the first few months of their baby’s life frantically worrying about parenting in the wrong way.
Their main worry was their baby’s wellbeing, with many of the mothers expressing concern over their child falling ill. The second most significant worry was not knowing how much they should feed their baby, with the third main cause for concern being the financial cost of taking care of a child. More than a fifth of the mothers said that they didn’t feel confident knowing how to feed a baby properly, as they were unaware of the options that were available to them.