Motherhood Can be Wild

Motherhood Can be Wild

You likely heard your own mom say something to this effect as a young person: “If it isn’t one thing, it’s another”. She wasn’t being hyperbolic. The truth is, if it isn’t one thing, it is another. That’s always how it is. As you cross the threshold of motherhood, you’re soon to understand intrinsically.

Even if you’re not a mother, you’re going to realize that living is a struggle. Work. Maintenance. Social situations. Government intervention. Illness. All these things assail you over time. Well, to get over that, you need to recognize life is a struggle, accept that reality, and conduct yourself accordingly.

Don’t ask yourself, “what will I do if X or Y challenge develops?”; rather, ask yourself, “what will I do when X or Y challenge comes?”. Such a shift in your attitude will help you be prepared even in the most surprising situations. Following we’ll look at three features of parenthood where this mindset is especially worthwhile.

1. Finding Proper Healthcare Support

You need to have healthcare solutions in audiology, optometric options, otolaryngology pros, and other specialists in whom you trust available for when you need them. Hopefully your child is born with perfect vision, but if that’s not the case, you want an optometrist who you can trust, and won’t sell you an eyeglass prescription for their own profit.

2. Nursing Your Baby

Eat right, exercise as possible, and have tools available to help you nurse your child. You’ll want to have breast pumps for when your nipples get sore, and it’s hard to nurse. They’ll toughen up eventually, but it takes a little time. You’ll want bottles to store the milk. Some milk you’ll freeze for the long-term, some you’ll just keep in the fridge for a week.

Lactation consultation can help you figure out what issues you may be dealing with. For example, sometimes your child isn’t feeding right because latching doesn’t quite match the best techniques. In that situation, here are some tips to a proper breastfeeding latch. Get help where you need it.

3. Navigating the Unexpected

In parenthood, the unexpected isn’t like in other regions of life. In life, somebody might cut you off in traffic, and if you’re not paying attention, you might have a wreck. If you’re a parent, somebody will pull out in front of you at the same time your child jumps over the center console and shows you what he found in his nose.

Enforcing seatbelt wearing in the car might help with that, but what if your child discovers something they think supersedes your seatbelt rule? So be prepared not to be prepared, paradoxical as that sounds, and center yourself emotionally to handle an ongoing barrage of issues.

A True Adventure

Parenthood is an adventure in the truest sense of the word. Be ready to navigate the unexpected, experience breastfeeding issues, and search for the best healthcare you can find. Such an attitude will help you through the hard times, and make them manageable.

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