Challenges Faced by New Moms Part 1
Being a mom is something miraculous. How moms are able to care for their children and still manage to handle the troubles of a household is beyond me. Nevertheless, mothers still manage to conquer all. Hence, I believe that it is only right that we acknowledged the challenges faced by new mothers.
Challenge 1: Breastfeeding
I think one of the most crucial aspects that need to be highlighted is the pains moms go through when they breastfeed. The first thing you need to know is that breastfeeding hurts. When your child latches onto your nipple to suck the milk out, it really hurts and the pain can escalate depending on how sensitive you are.
Another thing to worry about is that you need to remember to alternate the breast you use to feed your baby. This is because when you only use a single breast to feed your baby instead of both, the size of your breast tends to be different after a while. The breast that you don’t feed your child with will be significantly bigger than the other. This brings us to the next problem, and that is your milk coagulating.
Your milk coagulating refers to when the milk in your breast hardens up over time when your child does not drink it. The stored up milk, if not released and will eventually harden in your breast, causing lumps to form in your breast. And sometimes, the milk could also turn poisonous if not removed. Thus, it is advisable to take care regarding this issue so as to not worsen your already weakened body.
The last issue related to the challenge of breastfeeding that comes to mind is the backaches that moms will experience. This is mainly due to the strain that your body was already put through in the nine months that you were carrying as well as the labour you just went through. Added strain is put on moms’ bodies when they breastfeed as most of them tend to hunch their back when they feed their child. One way to help alleviate the pain is by supporting your back with pillows. You can head on over to Mamacliqs to check out their pillow support for breastfeeding mothers in Malaysia on their website to get yourself one.
Challenge 2: Emotional Stability
The second challenge that I would like to highlight is the emotional stability of mothers. Mothers, as well as everyone around them, must remember that they had only just given birth and that it is a traumatic experience. The pain that mothers go through is enough to drive anyone insane, which is why I say that mothers are miraculous beings. Hence, it is understandable for moms to be emotionally unstable.
They tend to be more sensitive compared to when they weren’t pregnant. They would also fret over things that may seem insignificant to us. The only thing we can do is lend her our support and be available for her to lean on. Mothers also often worry about their weight. Though it is understandable for them to be overweight now, they might feel insecure as they feel fat.