Welcome to motherhood, one of the most rewarding things you will ever do, but at times one of the most challenging.
Feeding your child is definitely something that can be a challenge with only 9% of women from our survey saying they found breastfeeding easy from the start.
While you are busy and consumed with feeding and looking after your baby, it’s so easy to forget about yourself. However, it’s really important to try not to forget to fuel you.
Keeping up your fluids and eating is important no matter how you are feeding your child, whether you’re breastfeeding or bottle feeding.
Many mothers have found leaving a drink bottle permanently at your feeding station helps a lot. Simply fill it up after each feed and put it back. This also means you don’t have masses of cups to wash at the end of the day.
Snacks, snacks, snacks! In the early days you’re hungry, you’re feeding a lot, awake all hours in the night and then are stuck to the feeding chair. You finally get them to sleep on you and you’re hesitant to get up and wake them. Having a range of healthy snacks nearby is essential. Click here to see our healthy snack choices.
Motherhood is new and exciting yet so different so it’s really important keeping your self fueled with food and water. It’s also important to try and keep your cup full. Simply taking the time to sit down and enjoy your cup of tea without rushing it, or getting out for a walk and getting some fresh air can do the world of good.