No Bad Habits

Who’s been told “you shouldn’t do that” as a new Mum?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ That’s the one thing that used to drive me spare. You have to do what’s right for you and your baby. This picture from @amyjanesolomon is just one example. Many a night, and I mean many, I spent on the floor holding little Jorja's hand through the cot to settle her to sleep. Why?? Because that’s what she wanted and that’s what made her feel safe and happy. Happy baby means happy Mummy. Do I do this still today? No I don’t because she’s bigger now and she doesn’t need me to but when I saw this picture it took me back to that time, which wasn’t very long ago, and it warms my heart.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The same goes with my feeding. Feeding Jazmine for 13 months being told it’s time to stop when WHO (World Health Organisation) actually says we should continue to breastfeed until our babies are 2 years old. At the end of the day, we have to do what’s right for us, pushing aside all other opinions. I don’t ever put pressure on myself as a Mum. I just try to do my best and I know that’s enough. Yes I’m happy with what we’ve achieved but if I fed her for 6 days or 6 weeks I’d have been happy with that too because I know I would have done the best I could and what was right for us. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Remember, there are no bad habits.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Don’t be afraid to meet your child’s needs in case you give them a bad habit. It won’t last forever and instead enjoy that time to connect with your baby. It helps their brains to grow, makes them feel safe and secure. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Do it your way.⠀⠀


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