Posted on Jun 29, 2007 | Comments 0
After the arrival of a newborn baby, a mother can experience an incredible feeling that she had a baby.
So why canâ€™t you keep this feeling with you forever?
After the baby arrives, all your energy and attention will be focused on the care and comfort of your baby.
Obviously all your attention will be focused on your baby and hence you may not pay much attention in taking care of yourself.
Some of the best events in your life also have stress attached to them.
Having a newborn baby is a thrilling feeling for every mother.
From the moment of delivery you have been busy in giving company to your newborn baby.
It is very common for you to experience stress at any moment while caring your newborn baby.
If you are a first-time mother, hospitals donâ€™t give you very much help or advice; they just send you home with your newborn baby with a list of demands that you have to try to understand. Newborn baby does not sleep much and the baby does not allow you to get some much needed rest.
The initial weeks of some of mothers can be overwhelming and they just cannot cope with the stress of having newborn baby.
After having a newborn baby some hormonal changes will take place in your body and also you have a formula that is guaranteed to be stressful. Some times you may experience sleepless nights. Until your newborn baby settles into a routine, you probably wonâ€™t get rest.
To get through all these stressful weeks and months, here are some useful tips which help you to get little more sleep.
Tips for new mother to manage those initial days after having newborn baby:
- First of all, donâ€™t try to be a perfect mother. No parent is perfect and the babies don not need them to be.
- Give yourself a break from taking care of your newborn baby as and when you can.
- Your night sleep will be disturbed in the initial days. So when your baby sleeps, take a small nap yourself.
- Take the help of your friend or relative to look after your baby in the afternoon timings; so that you can take rest. Allow them to share some of your regular chores.
- Have your meals regularly. Make sure you are getting nutritious, balanced meals, complete with fresh vegetables, fruits, and proteins.
- Take green leaves and fresh vegetables in your meals regularly. This helps you to attain some energy.
- These initial days are very stressful, it is better to talk with some people like your mother, friends or your family doctor who will give you a patient hearing.
- Regular walking can boost endorphin levels, which in turn relieves tension. Do a 30 minutes walk in a day.
The most important thing is to find time to rest and to relax yourself. As a new mother you must not think about anything other than your newborn baby and yourself.
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