Do you know of a new mother; one that is brand new to motherhood? Perhaps it’s a friend or perhaps it’s a neighbor. It could even be a sister or a cousin. If you want to help them with your own experiences but don’t know what to help them with, the below might be of use to you…
Feeding the baby
Feeding a newborn is a delicate task, and until you get used to it, a little nerve wrecking. Unless you hold your baby right, or she latches on to your breast right, chances are that you might not be feeding your newborn much milk; resulting in him being very fussy. If your new mom is the shy type, she might not ask the doctors for help in regards to this. So any tips that you can pass on to her will be very useful to her in reducing feeding related stress. Don’t forget to give her https://infantformula.com.au/bottle-feeding-tips/ as well!
Helping her baby create a working sleep pattern
Tips on feeding and a suggestion on which baby formula to buy will help a great deal indeed. But more so, will be tips on how they can get better sleep. For one, you can help watch over the newborn while the mama gets a little well deserved sleep. Apart from that you could also help her establish a working sleep schedule for the newborn when she is old enough. Tips for better quality sleep, as well as tips for creating a bed time routine can be valuable to the new mom; and you will be sharing your own experiences and learning mistakes as well.
Her home and her chores
Being a new mom, it’s quite normal if she hasn’t really figured out how to balance looking after a newborn while simultaneously keeping her house in order. Chores might get piled up, and over looked. This inly gets worse if she is a working mom. Help her out a little by doing a few of her chores like taking the clothes to the laundry, or buying her groceries when you go to buy your own. Think back at your own early motherhood experiences and try to work out what she might need. Even pre-made meals can help a great deal.
Support and early sign catching
More often than not, your new mother will not need anything but support and care from you. Motivation and gentle kindness will make her feel better about herself; and help to deal with that feeling of inadequacy that most new mamas feel. As for things like postnatal depression or health issues of their child too, your knowledge and experience with it could be of great use for her own learning.