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Do you feel like you have to live up to an unrealistic ideal as a mom?

Do you feel like you have a lot to love up to as a new mom?
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Do You Feel Like You Have A Lot To Love Up To As A New Mom?

Do you feel like you have to live up to an unrealistic ideal as a mom?

The truth is, there are MANY ways to be a good mom and it does NOT depend on some of the things you may hear time and time again (@newmomsforum we won’t be ever telling you that)!!

Things like whether or not your baby latches, how hard or easy you find motherhood to be, how fulfilled you are, how well you can do it alone.

These expectations can add to the overwhelming feeling new moms feel 😕 because they are unrealistic.

It shouldn’t be complicated: A good mom is one that loves her child, makes time to care for herself and is doing the best she can.

Contrary to popular belief, there are no perfect mothers! Only infinitely good mothers! No matter what anyone may tell you. We feel it’s something new moms need to hear more!

Have you ever been made to feel substandard as a new mom? Share your thoughts in our comments.

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  1. I have 4 kids and the best advice I can give is that each and EVERYONE of my children were different. Its so hard as a FTM because you always have other parents tell you how it should be. The reality is, no one knows what your baby is going to need or want at any given moment. Being the “perfect” mom is doing whatever your child needs at that moment. If one thing doesn’t work, try another, if that doesn’t work, try something else. I BF 2 out of 4. The other 2…. 1 was Formula from the get go and the other was BF for 2 months. Why? It worked for us. It worked for them. Remember, when they are crying and you’ve litterally done EVERYTHING and you’re so overwhelmed…. take a deep breath, and remember this……. THEY WILL EVENTUALLY FALL ASLEEP. There were times I had to put the baby in their crib. Step outside for a moment, take a deep breath and try again on why they weren’t settling down. Youre only human and your trying to figure out the needs of someone you just met and that doesn’t talk. 3 of my kids were independent and one of them would act like he was dying if I so much looked like I was putting him down🤷🏼‍♀️ Dont be so hard on yourselves mamas! Listen to your gut. Thats why its called mothers intuition ❤️❤️ It takes time and don’t be scared to ask for help.

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