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Connecting with Your Child after Birth: Three Factors to Consider

Often visualized of a perfect picture of a mother is holding her newborn infant close to her chest. With tears in her eyes, she loves that little child that she just brought forth to the earth. While this may create an indication of what perfect motherhood is about—it is not always true for every mother.  The emergence of Postpartum depression makes it almost impossible for some new mothers even to make a simple connection with their young ones. And because of this, they often feel guilty and confused at the same time.  For many mothers who go through Postpartum Depression, the condition is prolonged. Depending on how it is being viewed and handled by the whole family. As a result, some mothers become even more frustrated over the situation and somewhat break into tears. Not addressing this situation as early as possible may cause more profound problems in the future.  However, for those who want to change the situation immediately, new mothers could consider three factors, including those who may be going through Postpartum Depression. 

Make a connection with your child as he sleeps. The most peaceful and practically enticing time of an infant’s daily activities is when he is sleeping. The child stretches his small arms and feet, the way he yawns, and that occasional smiling is heartwarming. 

Think of what your child dreams of. Connecting with your infant as he sleeps through is quite relaxing for the baby and the mother. So, if you want to make that connection that seems to be absent because of postpartum depression, try to lie beside your child as he sleeps and think of what he might be dreaming. Some might find it odd, but for those going through a difficult time becoming a new mother, this experience is more than necessary.

Sleep with your child, and rest for a while. Let your worries slip away as you look into your sweet little one’s eyes and give yourself a chance to breathe through. 

Recommendations  These options may seemingly be too simple. Some may even think of it as a no-brainer. But suppose you have gone through postpartum depression. In that case, you’ll surely understand how these little moments of peach and restfulness provide ease in facing the more challenging times of this early motherhood experience that you need to handle. In all these, the involvement of support is necessary. Helping a new mother understand that what she feels is normal makes her realize that she’s on the right track and just experiencing adjustments. This will give mothers a better chance of establishing a great connection with their children and express their love entirely.

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