New moms should share daily chores with family members
Mother only has one. This is a phrase that should be remembered most often by mothers. Being one, even though she is a mother, she certainly will not be able to do the activities of two people (as she usually does), especially now, with the care of a newborn.
In this way, it will be necessary to learn to delegate some of its attributions, even unwillingly. So, especially for those women who do not work, house cleaning, grocery shopping, and other general care should take up less time in their lives.
For other older children, it is important to prepare these children to this new situation for everyone since before giving birth. It is not always the child who is old enough to understand these changes, and often even though she may feel jealous.
Having the help of other family members, and sometimes another helper (nanny, housekeeper, etc.) is key .
Doing what is possible, knowing your limits, is a good initial tactic. Explaining this situation to other children from before giving birth and to each "billing" situation is another possibility.
If Mom is able to rest properly, breastfeed her baby and rely on the help of other family members to care for them as well as other family members, and sometimes another helper (sitter, maid, etc.). the exchange of diapers, clothes or even putting the baby to sleep, she can devote more time to the other children.
Here is a warning: for the baby to be well, it is necessary for Mom to be well. She can not forget that she needs a good diet, adequate hydration, possible sleep and all the care with her health.
And the father? How can you help the woman in this new routine?
In order for Mom to be able to take care of her baby properly and calmly, breastfeeding exclusively at the breast, it is essential that the father and the family help, giving the necessary support. Home care, day-to-day shopping, and other children (when available) can be shared by the family, freeing the mother for breastfeeding and other care for the newborn.
A good feeding, hydration and a more restful sleep (which will not necessarily happen at night while the baby is still breastfeeding, but can be replaced in daytime rests when the baby sleeps). Even changing diapers and baby hygiene can be a part of the family's chores, to make Mom's Momentum easier. Now with the baby at home,
How should the "restart" of the sexual routine?
For hormonal reasons, at the end of gestation and at the beginning of breastfeeding, the wife (where estrogen predominates) (where there is a predominance of the hormone progesterone). The return of hormonal balance varies from woman to woman. Thus, sexual activity can be resumed soon after the complete healing of traumatized regions in dependence on individual desire. In the first sexual intercourse, the penetration must be more careful, because the lining of the vagina is thinner and less lubricated. It is necessary to respect this moment with much dialogue, love and understanding so that this recovery is the most pleasant and natural for the couple.
The consumption of caffeine among pregnant women does not seem to affect the sleeping habits of their newborns, according to a study by the Federal University of Pelotas, in Rio Grande do Sul, published in journal Pediatrics . According to the authors of the study, nocturnal awakenings are very common in newborns, and some experts supported the hypothesis that caffeine consumption during pregnancy might be responsible for this sleep disruption.
A survey published by the journal Pediatrics of the United States, found that eating at least five meals a week in the family contributes to controlling the consumption of empty-calorie foods, reducing the risk of eating problems such as obesity, anorexia and bulimia by 35% in children and adolescents.