Imagine if this was the advice we were given how much easier motherhood would be instead of always trying to fight what comes naturally. I feel like all the advice we are given as new mums from (most) doctors, nurses and midwives says the exact opposite of what our instincts are telling us to do and I for one think it is putting so much pressure on mamas and causing so much anxiety because it makes us feel like we are doing everything wrong, and feel guilty when we “give in” to our instincts. It shouldn’t be that way!! Why are we being given this awful advice? I personally think it’s still a remnant of the Victorian Era where people were discouraged from showing emotion or love.. well it’s time to stop living in the past and start standing up to this outdated advice, spread the message mamas! Keep your babies close, love them as much as you can, hold them as much as you can, kiss them as much as you can! Babies need love, affection and attention. More than we think. Forget about worrying if you are “spoiling” them, all the people I know who were “spoilt” as kids have all grown up to be the most confident and successful adults, whereas the ones who were hammered down suffer from insecurity and depression.
Trust your instincts, trust your baby and most importantly ALLOW YOURSELF TO ENJOY your baby, they’re only little once ❤️