Motherhood tends to be talked about in glowingly positive terms. It is described as a beautiful, natural part of life that is all sweetness and light. The truth is however, that some mums struggle to adapt to the new realities of motherhood and have difficulty developing a strong feeling of “bonding” with their newborn baby.
It is a fact of modern motherhood that so much of our daily life is infused with feelings of guilt. A word that has such negative connotation, guilt can be negative and manipulative, and even paralyzing if you allow guilt to dictate your daily decisions. In fact, too much guilt can become not just a “feeling,” but also an all-encompassing way of life.
We recently sat down with the lovely Eliza from Twingenuity. She has been an inspiration, giving birth to the lovely Charlie and then finding out she was pregnant with twins just 6 weeks later. She is now juggling three kids under two and we asked her how she does it!
We recently sat down with #Medelamum and blogger Rozalia Russian to learn about her experiences with motherhood, breastfeeding and what she is looking forward to the second time around! Enjoy the interview!
Social media has made connecting with other mums easier than ever before. In fact, recent Medela research has revealed that 70% of mums use online breastfeeding support communities, groups and apps.
For example, the MyMedela app helps mums to track their baby’s key activities, while providing breastfeeding tips and access to the best nursing products.
Everyone’s breastfeeding experience is different. While it may come easily for some women, many of us experience challenges along the way. In a recent article, Olivia White from House of White reassures women that they are not alone on their breastfeeding journey.
Motherhood really is a different experience for every mum.
In April, Medela conducted a survey with over 4000 mums. Some of the main findings were that mums no longer turned to their mums as a first point of call for advice on pregnancy and that 48% of mums have experienced the “baby blues” at some point.