You’re Doing It Right
With motherhood comes feelings of joy, happiness . . . guilt and self-doubt. Hear first hand how some moms have dealt with unsolicited criticism and judgments, only to learn that mother really does know best!
Jackie from Hoboken, New Jersey on July 18, 2012
Breastfeeding. Sounds amazing, right? When you become pregnant you hear about it constantly. Breast is best! Unequivocal, mother baby bonding, beautiful, natural, healthy, the only sane, non-selfish choice. When you're pregnant it's not just your body that changes, your inbox and mailbox become flooded with information about breastfeeding... I was in! Breast is best! Of course I will breast feed my child, I'm going to be the best mom I can be. My daughter was born and the first few days were ok. Then the mastitis started.
Emma from New York, NY on July 18, 2012
My son Harry was born on a Friday morning in New York City. That same day, my husband, who had endured a grueling labor with me, was diagnosed with pneumonia. He was terribly sick and told to have limited contact with Harry. On the way home from the hospital I got the news that my grandmother had just passed away. So these first few days of motherhood were a strange experience for me. With the birth of my son, my sick husband, and the death of my grandmother, I faced a rare combination of joy, mixed with happiness, some deep sorrow, and confusion.
Beth from Studio City, CA on July 18, 2012
My first baby was Tyler. Tyler was a sweet baby. Gentle, timid. Never a problem with other kids. I rarely got criticism from others in regards to Tyler (except the Grandma at the grocery store telling me "that kid needs a hair cut", which I shrugged off). Then along came Audrey.