I was “first time mom anxious” after my first was born. The first few weeks I would burst into tears randomly, especially anytime I would think about being left alone with Reuben. We had an extremely difficult time with breastfeeding, I felt like a FAILURE, and felt like there was no way I would be able to feed him alone. Miraculously after tongue and lip tie revisions, multiple lactations consultant visits, nipple shields, syringe feeding, bottle feeding, breastmilk and spit up everywhere, pumping, use of a SNS feeder and what seemed like we needed 8 hands to do - Reuben latched on his own at 3 weeks old and I felt empowered but still needed support...
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FREE Resource - Ways to Reduce Momxiety
FREE Resource - How to Help a New Mom From a Distance
Momxiety Club Episode 3 - When the village is taken away: How to help a new mom from a distance
'Hard is Hard’ TEDx Boulder Talk by Ash Beckham
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