This is really a tricky one!
It’s about ALL of you having your needs met, not only the baby! YOU have needs too – to eat – to give yourself nourishing food and drink – so that your body can recover from being pregnant, and so that you can remain healthy and strong – whether you are breastfeeding or not. It’s important that YOUR health is good – so that you can continue to be there for your baby.
Besides – even in the very early weeks – your baby is learning from you – how to take care of oneself. Learning that each and every person is valuable – Mums, Dads each and every one of us. What we need to learn is how to balance all the demands made on us, recognising when something is a priority and can’t wait – and when is can be delayed a while. As your newborn grows, the frequency of their feeds will reduce – though in that first year – baby will feed roughly every 4 hours.
After the first few months – with your help – your baby will form a routine of FEED PLAY SLEEP – and you will be able to anticipate this and work out where you can have time for yourself – even if it is just taking a shower or listening to some music.