Being a young mother comes with a lot of excitement, challenges and fear. BuzzFeed asked Indian mothers about what they wish they knew about the joys of motherhood and what they need to expect. Here were some of their answers:
1.Just because you cannot breastfeed your baby, doesn't mean you're a bad mother.
2.Bleeding after giving birth is totally normal.
3.A vaginal delivery will not be the easiest to get through.
4.Feeling low or depressed after giving birth is a hormonal change you might go through and it's OK to talk about it.
5.Be your own baby's role model.
6.Seeing differently abled children as different is not really helpful.
7.Let kids be themselves.
8.The first seven years are the make-or-break period, really.
9.Allow your child to feel hungry before feeding them.
10.There will be a looootttt of unsolicited advice.
11.Don't hesitate to ask for help.
12.Make time for yourself. You deserve it.
In the lead-up to Mother's Day, join us in celebrating our moms all week. Because our ammas, ammis, mammas, and mums deserve way more than just a day. #MaaWeek