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Every pregnancy is different, every baby is different, so is the life of every mom. As soon as the pregnancy is over and you have your little bundle of joy in your hands, is when you’ll start realising that mom life is not less than a battle. You sacrifice your sleep, food, free time even career, but its all worth it. The first-time mommies will be super scared about every little thing. I was scared, too.
Becoming a mother is the biggest phase of any woman’s life. It took me 6 whole years to become a mommy. It was like a dream come true for me. Throughout my pregnancy, I had been researching a lot about parenting, baby food, cloth diapering etc. I wanted to raise my child as naturally as possible, meaning no formula milk, no feeding bottles, no disposable diapers etc. When I delivered my little baby girl, I tried incorporating my research in my mommy life.
We all know it’s not that easy, right? Episiotomy, C-section stitches, latching issues, cracked nipples, sleepless nights and with all this, you have your little one in your hands who is completely dependent on you! And we do forget all the pain when we see our baby! While I was able to manage exclusively breastfeeding my baby girl, I had to use disposable diapers at nights, as newborns pee a lot. Meanwhile, in the day, I did not use disposable diapers at all. Just cotton nappies, flat nappies with the snappy hook. Yes, initially there was a lot of laundry. But as your baby completes about 3 months or more, it will significantly reduce. I follow the same routine now.
There is one important thing to be noticed here. Normal delivery or C-section, breastfeeding or formula feeding, cloth diapering or not, every woman sacrifices and goes through a lot of pain. As women, we should support each other and not judge their way of parenting. And as a new mom, understand that everybody will have something to tell you about the baby. Do not get confused with all the advice, follow your doctor and your instinct. It’s okay to make mistakes, that is how we learn. After all, no woman is a born mother, right?
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