- Family and Parenting
Bringing baby home
The many joys of motherhood start's when you hold that little bundle of joy in your arms. Nothing can prepare you for the emotional and physical attachment you are going to have with your little one. After having the help of nurse's to coach you on the basics you find yourself on your own wondering what to do next. It is best that you have a partner or a friend to help you with anything you may need. While you have help around the house take that time to get some much needed rest. Although you will probably want to fuss over your new addition to your family.
However, if you plan on breastfeeding I can tell you that you will have to manage your time around feeding and pumping. For some new mother's this may seem difficult, but you shouldn't worry or panic because in no time you will be a pro. You can ensure success with feeding your baby the most nourishment by eating every 3 hours.
Another problem that might occur on the first night the following nights is your baby crying. If you seem to have a baby that cries constantly you shouldn't worry or get frustrated. After checking whether or not the baby is hungry, wet, cold, or hot the best bet is to hold your baby close to your chest.
Nothing is more soothing and emotionally beautiful then holding your newborn close to your heart. Having them hear your heartbeat and the way your chest moves up and down with every breath you take is very soothing and calming. It's a guarenteed way to bond with your child and also for them to know they are safe within your arms.
Once you see that you made it through the first couple of days with flying colors, you will have the confidence to tackle anything that comes into your life.