Saturday, September 25, 2010

Tips for New Moms

Words of Wisdom from Real Mothers at La Leche League Meetings
From The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding, 8th edition

·      Newborns don’t look like magazine babies.
·      A dirty house builds extra immunities.
·      Wait long enough and it will change, and the questions and answers will be different.
·      Sometimes the books are just wrong.
·      A dog is an excellent floor cleaner.
·      The ideal adult-to-baby ratio is about three to one in the first week.
·      When people offer help, say yes.
·      Listen to your baby.  Respect him and his intuition. He will tell you what he needs.
·      You can only do what you can do.
·      Step outside when you can, throw your shoulders back, take a deep breath, and look up for at least a few seconds.
·      It’s important to see other babies, so you know what’s normal.
·      Join a playgroup. It’s not for the child, it’s for the mother.

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