Will I understand what my child wants from me? What if I can’t breastfeed? What is going to happen to my relationship? Am I going to withstand the judgement of others? We have all been there and looking back, we realized it's not worth the worry!
What about you?
Do you have any advice you would give to yourself as a new mom? We asked around and here are some of the tips we really enjoyed and definitely get on board with:
Don’t let the small stuff get into your head! If it doesn’t matter in 5 years, it doesn’t matter at all. -Jennifer K.
Enjoy those younger years because they do grow up too fast. -Madeleine
It’s not about raising and creating a child, but to help and support them to become the person they are supposed to be. -Joy
Let your child be a child and allow yourself to be human. -Kelly
Listen to your own advice and don’t worry about others. Also, don’t shame others yourself. -Cindy
Do. Not. Compare. Not your parenting style. Not your kid. Nothing. -Jennifer S.
Don’t stress about the big events (birthdays, Christmas, etc.) and cherish the small stuff, because memories can be made every day! -Marie
You don’t have to be your child’s best friend. Be a mentor and supporter and their greatest cheerleader. -Caitlyn
Do you have any more advice for younger moms? Let us know in the comments field below and we’ll add it to our list!
Disclaimer: Breastfeeding is the best nutrition for your baby, because breast milk provides your child with all the essential nutrients they need for growth and development. Please consult your pediatrician if your child requires supplemental feeding.