Having a baby is hard work; as cute and cuddly, beautiful and loving it is to have a baby it’s also scary, exhausting and tough.
New mums in our support group Flourish often wish someone had sat them down before they had their baby to tell them about the ins and outs of being a mum, to explain that there will be the highest of high’s and lowest of low’s.
To help mums and dads far and wide, we are asking parents or carers like you to share your experiences of what you’d wish you known to help others. You’ll discover you’re not alone in the way you feel!
Share your, I Wish I’d Known… with us on Twitter @LloydParkCC using the hashtag #IWishIdKnown or on Facebook @LloydParkCC.
Feeling low, depressed or anxious is common for both mums and dads. You might wonder why this happening to you or feel like you are failing as parents. It’s important to know that it’s not your fault. You are not alone.
Talk to your health visitor, because with help you will feel better. Your health visitor will find way to get support for you and she may refer to our Flourish support group for new mums.
If you want information on infant feeding contact HENRY.
Or sign up to one of our Baby Massage courses to help you bond with your baby or come to sleep support sessions if your baby is over six months old or come to Dad’s Club in one of our neighbourhoods.