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Kellie Eason RN, RM, IBCLC
Kellie Eason is a Nurse, Midwife, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, Infant Feeding Therapist
The sheer joy of bringing new life into the world...the wonderment of it all never ceases to amaze me....
Oxytocin is an amazing and powerful love hormone, designed to make parents fall in love, protect and enjoy their new baby....
Reality is for most, the reality of caring for a new baby will create the most extreme of overwhelming emotions that you ever thought that could be.
Unless you have grown amongst a village of babies from when you were young though to your adult years, it is likely that you will feel as though you are in the dark about early parenting.
It is likely that you will have received amazing care in hospital and have exprienced a flurry of early parenting advice that will change from day to day.
Reality is, your baby is doing through rapid day to day development during those early months and this can be incredibly overwhelming...
Top Tips for Dealing with this:
1. Get as much preparation as you can during pregnancy
2. Communicate with your nearest and dearest - what is most meaningful to you.
Let them know you are tired and need help with whatever it is that you can outsource. You are not superhuman - its a fact that it takes a village to raise children and our village members need to know what it is that we need, as they cannot read our mind :-)
3. Reach out for professional support when needed
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