Taking care of yourself
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 needs are met.
New mothers sometimes feel overwhelmed. If that’s the case for you, postpone tasks that can wait and don’t be afraid to ask for help. Clearly state your needs and expectations to your loved ones.
It can take a few years to reconcile your new role as a mother with other areas of your life like work, friends, and personal pursuits.
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
For most mothers, it takes about two years to strike a balance. Give yourself time to grow into your new role.