• For others, it is baptism by fire as no one teaches you how to navigate through motherhood. 

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Few new mums are lucky enough to get support from their family and friends on how to take care of the little one.

For others, it is baptism by fire as no one teaches you how to navigate through motherhood. 

Even if you have the luxury of getting help from people in your surrounding, you just may want to be a mother in your own way. 

Here are some common mistakes that new mums make;

Forgetting about yourself

It is wrong for new mums to put all their energy into the baby and put themselves last. No matter how exciting and demanding motherhood is, you should not lose yourself as a person. 

Get someone to help you with the baby for some time as you take a power nap, warm bath, or watch a movie. 

Not accepting help

A number of new mums believe that it's only they who can take care of the baby well. 

They refuse help from family members

Why not allow the people around you to take care of the baby or help you with other house chores? 

Following all types of advice

It is not wrong to get advice from experienced mums, but not everything that worked for them can work for you too. 

As a new mum, you should be able to comprehend the advice and make your own decision. 

Allowing yourself to have information overload may make it difficult to do what is logically right. 

Crying

At times it gets tough and new mums may cry especially when the baby is also restless. 

This is not a good emotion to pass on to the baby, as he/she will sense that something is not right with mommy and will continue to be upset.

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