It is tough being a new parent but even harder on new moms. After birth, the mother’s hormones are probably all out of whack, and she typically will also have to breastfeed the new child as well. A new mother can be overwhelmed quickly particularly if it’s her first baby, so as men we need to support a mother and be there for her each step of the way. It means providing mental, emotional, and physical support. Help out the women with duties around the house, run errands for mom, and be ready to manage some or most of the daily things in the household.
Assist With Feeding The Baby
It is truly special feeding a new baby, and it is the opportunity for the parent to bond with the baby. Feeding is not completely for mothers though, as some toddlers can be bottle fed breast milk or formula, and a new dad can assist out in this regard. If the baby is only breastfeeding, you can be at her side to assist, and doing this will build a bonding experience for the whole family.
Changing diapers is one of the less exciting aspects of having a baby, but it is a must, so one has to do it. Dads can assist in this aspect by remaining proactive and looking out for dirty diapers and changing them when required, don’t leave this chore exclusively for mom. Changing diapers gets old fast, so do your part of dirty work and provide mom a rest every once in a while.
Let Mom Sleep
One of the numerous things that are in inadequate supply when you have a new infant is sleep, particularly for mothers who are pumping or breastfeeding. Newborns normally have a fairly disciplined eating schedule, and this implies they will require eating a couple of times overnight, as well. Dads can assist by volunteering to look after the baby so mom can get some sleep during the evening or day. Dads can also assist out by feeding the baby in the night if they are using a bottle for breast milk or formula.
Hold The Baby
At times new moms simply need a break. Dads can support by holding and calming the baby if possible. Not only will mom be strong to get some things done, but you will have a chance to bond with your baby, after all, it is your kid too, so feel easy to hold them as much as you want.