NEW MUMS NEED THREE

MONTHS TO CON­FI­DENTLY LOOK AF­TER BA­BIES

The Gulf Today - Panorama - - HAVE YOU HEARD? -

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.

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