At the of 30, when I became pregnant for my first baby, I definitely had ego and thought I knew everything about pregnancy and baby care. But I learnt the reality in a hard manner. Due to unforeseen reasons I ended up in C-section. That was the first incident, my ego shattered. But I accepted it as it was necessary to save my baby who went into hypoglycemic coma soon after birth.No breastfeeding and only IV fluids, the next heartbreaking news. Many relatives were passing sarcastic comments and for the first time I remained silent, the only thing my mouth did was to pray for my baby. My prayers were answered.
Thanks to the almighty and few well wishers. Everyday I had doubts on parenting. ” You have Inadequate breast milk because of elder age, gestational diabetes, C-section.” When baby cries”you ate legumes. Your milk is not digestible for baby. Give kashayam” there were so many negative comments and suggestions around me,I felt like am unworthy of living with so many mistakes and I can never be a perfect mom. But God is great. I had huge support from my parents and spouse. I visited a lactation consultant and changed my feeding position, my baby started gaining weight, stopped all top up feeds.
My mom told me about parenting app and I chose first cry, that was actually my last cry with doubts and threatening suggestions. Whenever I get a doubt I see it in firstcry, so many mothers give their valuable experience and health experts give scientific explanation and better practical ways to tackle everything. I am a proud and confident mother now. Whatever suggestion others give, I don’t mind, because she is mine. I may not be a perfect mother but I am my daughter’s world and she is mine. Thank you firstcry and all parents.
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