#You_cant_pour_from_an_empty_cup, so take care of yourself first. Only when ye are truly happy from within, ye can spread love, comfort & happiness into life of people around you.
This is, specifically, ode to the #New_born_Mother, who's battling the often unfathomable yet intense phase of #post_partum_depression commonly called the #Baby_blue.
Its OK to feel detached from the #newbie. It's alright to hate breastfeeding, care-taking, nappy changing & the baby related chores. It's fine to feel, "My life has come to an end". Because, trust me & repeat after me, "It is just a phase. This too shall pass." Talk to people around you, ask your family for help. Its perfectly fine to let your child be with a #grandparent or the #father or even a #responsible #nanny, as ye steal a little time to nurture your mind & soul - before ye are required to re-nurture your baby, with yet another round of nutritious #breastmilk and some more immunizing #kangaroo_cares.
For the families who are blessed with this new phase:- Please support the new mother by tolerating her #mood_swings, by offering help with respect to holding the baby for a burp or cradling the baby to pacify or rocking the baby to sleep & thereby allow the body of the mother; that has undergone deluge of hormonal changes to relax and gear up for another round of baby-nuturing.
We need to understand, especially in cases of #primigravida, that all of this is confusing & hence a bit taxing for the new mother. She deserves as much care, love & support; physically, mentally & emotionally, as the #newborn does.
P.S.: If this form of depression is not addressed at the right time & not cured appropriately with adequate love & affection, it may assume a chronic-shape, much later in life. So lets educate ourself enough to combat it successfully...& make it a happier space for all of us.