New moth­ers get in­ad­e­quate help

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Uk&world Update -

Two in five new moth­ers have strug­gled to cope with the de­mands of par­ent­ing dur­ing the first few weeks af­ter birth, with a sim­i­lar amount ad­mit­ting get­ting “an­gry” with their baby, ac­cord­ing to a poll. A fur­ther one in five (20 per cent) were fre­quently very up­set at their child’s cry­ing dur­ing the first eight weeks, a sur­vey by the NSPCC finds. Al­most three-quar­ters of new moth­ers wanted more pro­fes­sional ad­vice be­fore their baby was born, on sub­jects such as how to deal with anx­i­ety, fear and de­pres­sion, the ef­fects of their own sleep de­pri­va­tion and how to cope with their baby’s cry­ing and sleep­less­ness. Two in five of the moth­ers polled byy­ougov on be­half of the char­ity ei­ther find it fairly dif­fi­cult or very dif­fi­cult to cope with the de­mands of look­ing af­ter their baby. * PIERS MOR­GAN has con­fessed he misses the abuse he used to get from the Bri­tish public. The for­mer tabloid ed­i­tor and Bri­tain’s Got Tal­ent judge has moved to Los An­ge­les where he now presents his own chat show. And while he is en­joy­ing sunny Hol­ly­wood, he ad­mit­ted there were things he missed about home. Piers said: “I miss the sar­casm. Walk­ing down the street and hav­ing some­body shout­ing hor­ri­ble things at me. “It’s not as dif­fi­cult as it might seem. I don’t have to in­tro­duce my­self, they all seem to know who I am” - The Queen, when asked how she coped with meet­ing so many peo­ple. “Well, they’re not con­tribut­ing to the mort­gage re­pay­ments” - Singer Lily Allen, who wants to deal with a mouse prob­lem at her ru­ral home but was told by her hus­band Sam Cooper that

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