Most of the mothers to be are already aware that having a baby brings a big change in their life. In fact things take a turn when the infant is not even born because the mother goes through a lot of physical and hormonal changes. This change could take a toll in your lifestyle especially since you are not used to it. Here are few things that will help you to embrace this life changing experience:
On nursing your child
Once you give birth it is always advisable to hire someone to give helping hand. You could hire a professional or ask one of your relatives to be with you for some time. This is crucial if your husband is busy and cannot give you much time. Nursing the baby can be quite tough initially because you might have to wake up at night just to comfort the crying baby which can take a toll in your health. However, no matter how hard it gets, make sure that your newborn and you sleep in the same room as recommended by toddler sleep therapy experts. Also having someone to supervise is important because there are many times when the mother ends up falling asleep while breastfeeding which can be risky. So they can look after the infant while you are taking a much needed nap. Also if breastfeeding isn’t working for newborn then do not switch to formula without consulting a doctor as it could harm the child. If your child takes a lot of time when breastfeeding then go to a doctor immediately as there could be a chance for the newborn to have tongue and lip tie.
Getting them to bed isn’t easy
You read that right and many mothers to be are already aware about this as they would have heard endless stories from experienced parents as to how difficult it is to put their newborn to sleep. However, luckily today there are many places where you could admit your child in order to settle their sleep cycles. For example if you live in South Australia such as Adelaide then you could take your infant to sleep school Adelaide and this will train them to sleep throughout the night. However, if you do not want to take your infant to the sleep school, then you could have different night time routine and you can cut down on their naps so they will fall asleep much faster at night.To make sure that it doesn’t take a toll on your health, train the father to look after the newborn when you are taking a break because sometimes you need to put yourself first.