Focus on little victories
Life can feel overwhelming after having a baby. It helps to keep your focus on the positive. Nutan, mother of two, says, “It’s not all going to fall into place right away. Focus on the small victories. Think, “Two whole hours of sleep!” instead of “I haven’t slept all night.” (Find out the baby gifts you might regret registering for.)
Breastfeeding is hard, no matter how many times you’ve done it
Breast is best, sure, but just because it’s natural, it doesn’t mean it will be easy. Rachelle, mother of three, says, “Breastfeeding is so much harder than people will admit. Spending time with the lactation specialist while in the hospital is one of the best gifts you can give yourself, if you choose to nurse. Also, just because you have successfully nursed two kids, it does not mean your third will be easy.” For more need-to-know info, here’s what else no one tells you about giving birth.