“If you’re having troubles breastfeeding, you’re not alone. Find a local lactation consultant and breastfeeding support group. If you try everything and exclusively nursing does not work and/or is just not for you, there is no shame in it: #fedisbest. Also, the new mama sleep deprivation is real. Listen to your body and try to get rest when you can; the dishes and the laundry and the dog poop in the backyard can wait one more day. Nap, snuggle, and just enjoy this special time.” - Shelley Hopper, Mama
"Four words: This too shall pass." - Mandy Meyer
“Nobody should tell you how to feel, act or what to do. Everyone’s experience is different. Take as much help as you can get...if someone offers to do your laundry, let her do it. Someone wants to do your dishes or make you dinner, let him do it. Also, when you get home from the hospital, invite grandparents, family or a friend over to hold your new baby for 2 to 3 hours while you take a nap. It’s totally rejuvenating.” - Hubby of Brynn Johnson
"Ask for and receive help. We’re not meant to go it alone and the village is essential." - Jody Lamberto Springer
"It. Gets. Better. Keep those girls' nights out and let loose once in a while." - Melissa Tripicchio
"Take all the help you can. When someone asks, 'Can I bring you dinner? How can I help?' etc., tell them! Oh, and stay on your meds if you had a C-section (Mom of 2 C-section babes)" - Meghan Tavelli
"Enjoy all the snuggles and don’t worry about of all the things you “should do”. Rest, eat well and ask for/accept help when you need it. Whatever helps you feel calm and happy, whether it’s reading People magazine, taking a nap or mopping your kitchen, do whatever helps you feel your best." - Lisa Sargent Waskowitz
So, what would your advice be to a new mom??
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