Self-Care Tips: for this Breastfeeding Mom.
Frazzled and Fatigued: Self-Care Tips
Every New Breastfeeding Mom Should Know
Expectant mothers commonly immerse themselves in baby books to soak up all there is to know about caring for a newborn. What many don’t realize is you have to relearn how to care for yourself, too. Self-care looks very different when you’re a new mom, but it’s every bit as essential as before, and then some. Today, Leila Justice explains how you can utilize self-care practices as you adjust to motherhood.
Drink Plenty of H2O
Adequate water intake helps to maintain a strong and healthy body. The amount you drink also affects your milk supply. Drinking too little water can slow down your milk production and prevent your baby from getting proper nourishment. Stay hydrated by consuming eight ounces of water each time you feed your baby.
Sleep Like a Baby
Sleep deprivation is somewhat of a rite of passage for new mothers. Though your slumber will be disturbed for at least the first few months of your baby’s life, you can still use strategies to increase the quantity and quality of your sleep.
- Arrange for your partner to do one of the overnight feedings. You may still need to wake to express milk, but your partner can handle diaper changing, feeding, and putting the baby back to sleep so that you can catch a few extra winks.
- Develop good sleep hygiene. Maintain a consistent bedtime and wake-up time. Adjust the light, temperature, and sound settings in your bedroom to allow for optimal sleep.
- Resist the urge to scroll through social media on your phone just before bed. Bluelight and device stimulation can negatively impact sleep quality. Instead practice mindfulness in your new habits routine as a new mother 👩 👨🍼.
4. Acceptance: As a new mom learn to be mindful and acceptance of your new season in life stages. It help easy the responsibility in a psychological way instead of doubt your ability to stay calm and finding better solution of taking care of yourself and the new born.