There is no denying that caring for a newborn can be extremely exhausting. It can be challenging trying to figure out how to manage enough sleep, especially the first few weeks after bringing your newborn home. Between the numerous feedings and sleepless nights you may be wondering how you are going to survive! Take comfort in knowing you are not alone.
When you are exhausted it can cloud your judgment and make what used to be easy decision making, seem impossible. In the beginning your world will revolve around your newborn, and understandably so, but it is also important that you take care of yourself so that you can be the best mom to your new bundle of joy!
There are many tips that can help you kick exhaustion to the curb.
Let family and friends help
Many moms try to do it all and be “Super Mom”. We understand that you may be less than thrilled to have your mother in law staying with you for several weeks, but for the time being accept the help that is offered to you as it will make a huge difference! Extra help will allow you to sneak in power naps and get the rest you will need.
Nap as much as possible
In a Baby Center article, new mom Helen says “My baby is three months and I try to sleep when he does. We both have an afternoon nap and I feel so refreshed afterwards. He doesn’t sleep well during the night, so that hour-and-a-half during the day really makes a difference.”
This is great advice! Newborns sleep around 16 hours a day for about 3 to 4 hours at a time. As a result, your sleeping schedule will be totally messed up so it is smart to take advantage of every bit of shut eye you can catch.
Eat healthy and active
If you are not eating well your body will not be receiving the vitamins it needs and your energy will suffer. We love this online tool from the U.S. Department of Agriculture that suggests healthy meal plans based on your unique breastfeeding needs. Keep yourself hydrated. It is especially important that you are eating well and remain properly hydrated if you are nursing.
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Life with a newborn can be tiring, but Aeroflow Breastpumps can help give you back precious time that can instead be spent with your little one (or napping).