Meeting your baby’s needs during the first month’s and years of his life is very demanding. But don’t neglect your own needs: it’s important to eat well, get enough rest, and have fun. You’ll find it easier to care for your baby if your own basic needs are met.
Put aside tasks that can wait until another day and ask for the help you need. Make sure your needs and expectations are clear.
If you are solo parenting, it’s also very important to take care of yourself. Don’t hesitate to ask your family and friends for help.
The role of mothers has changed since women entered the workplace in large numbers. Reconciling your new role as a mother with your work, friends, life as a couple, and other aspirations can take a few years.
For most mothers, it takes about two years to strike a balance. Give yourself time to grow into your new role.