One of the toughest things when becoming new mummy is sleep deprivation.
It can turn our world upside down, and puts such a negative on having a new baby.
It makes it so much harder to care for our baby, learn to breastfeed and bloom into our new role as a mother and breastfeed.
Sadly, there’s no magical wand to make your child sleep. It is the biological norm for babies to wake during the night.
In the meantime, it is crucial that you look after yourself when you’ve gone night after night after night with minimal sleep. Here are a few hopeful tips to ensure help with sleep deprivation:
𝐁𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐭𝐟𝐞𝐞𝐝 𝐢𝐧 𝐛𝐞𝐝
Take the opportunity to rest whilst you feed. Put your feed up, take some deep breathes and if you can, master feeding on your side.
𝐃𝐨𝐧’𝐭 𝐛𝐞 𝐚𝐟𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐬𝐚𝐲 𝐧𝐨 𝐭𝐨 𝐯𝐢𝐬𝐢𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐬
If they have children, they will understand. It can be so tiring making conversation and smiles when you are already tired.
𝐒𝐥𝐞𝐞𝐩 𝐰𝐡𝐞𝐧 𝐛𝐚𝐛𝐲 𝐬𝐥𝐞𝐞𝐩𝐬 Everything else can wait whether that’s the washing, cleaning or dinner.
Your wellbeing is your number 1 priority. You cannot give to your baby emotionally when you are exhausted.
Don’t be polite. If people are offering to help, take it! If you can afford help, pay for it! It’s worth every penny.
𝐉𝐨𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐅𝐚𝐜𝐞𝐛𝐨𝐨𝐤 𝐠𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐩 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐭𝐢𝐩𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐬𝐮𝐩𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐰𝐞𝐥𝐥𝐛𝐞𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐡𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐠𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐠𝐧𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐲 & 𝐩𝐨𝐬𝐭𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐮𝐦!
Jo is a postpartum doula & mama well-being coach. She is passionate about nurturing mum’s to create calm, and happy families.Jo run’s a Facebook pregnancy & postpartum well-being group, offer’s one to one support (both locally and online) and run’s various group online course’s.
If you would like to work or collaborate with her, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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