Life is often a whirlwind when your bundle of joy arrives and, as a new mom, all of your focus and energy goes into feeding and caring for your little one. It is wonderful to throw yourself into motherhood but also essential not to neglect yourself while caring for your newborn.
It all comes down to the old age, you can’t pour from an empty cup. Prioritizing self-care as a young mom is for your family’s benefit, not to their detriment so you should never feel guilty making time for yourself.
Collagen supplementation is believed to help with improved wound healing, improved sleep, reduced hair loss and increased muscle mass. Be sure to chose 100% pure collagen products with no additives, preservatives and fillers, like those from The Harvest Table.
Here are our top tips for looking after yourself in happy chaos of the newborn phase:
Go to bed early
Don’t hold yourself to impossible standards like “sleep when the baby sleeps”. If you can, what a bonus. Most young moms, however, don’t have this luxury because baby’s daytime naps are often your only opportunity to do anything productive with your day. One thing you do have control of is what time you go to bed. Avoid the temptation to get stuck scrolling on your phone and try get to bed even 30 minutes earlier if you can.
Move a little every day. Not to help your body bounce back. Not to meet any external expectations. But move a little every day to promote circulation, to encourage deep breathing, to improve mood and reduce depression and anxiety. No gym membership? No problem. Strap baby into a carrier and just take a slow walk. Your body will that you for it, and your baby will probably have a great nap.