Trusting Your Mama Intuition
Mothers Know Best
Why You Should Trust Your Intuition
How many people have voiced their opinion on how you should raise your baby?
How many people have told you that you should breastfeed your baby or have suggested that you give them formula so that they sleep longer?
How many people, including health practitioners who should support you, have told you to stop rocking your baby to sleep? Or that feeding your baby to sleep is going to create bad habits?
How many times has your mother-in-law told you that you should change what your doing? That your baby would be happier if you tried something different?
How many hours have you wasted on Google? Searching everything and anything about how to raise a baby, to try and feel like you’re making the right decisions.
Well, beautiful mama, this post is for you.
Because I truly believe that the only thing that you should do as a mother, is learn to trust yourself. You know what’s best for your baby.
YOUR intuition and your gut feelings will guide you to being the best mother that YOUR baby needs.
All mums are different and all babies are different. So if something feels right for you, do that. If something feels wrong, then stop doing it.
It really can be that simple.
And I know that parenting isn’t always easy. The sleepless nights, the toddler whose upset because you used the wrong bowl, the poo-explosions, trying to juggle it all. It’s not easy.
But once you’ve learnt to trust your decisions and your parenting choices things do become easier.
So mama, just remember:
If breastfeeding works and feels good for you, do it.
If bottle feeding works, do that.
If mixed feeding or using donor milk works and feels right for you, do that.
If co-sleeping works for your family, do that regardless of what other people may say.
If having your baby in their own rooms feels right, do that.
If going back to work feels right, do it.
If being a stay at home mum feels right for you, do that.
If you want to travel with your little one, go for it.
If you want to use cloth nappies, give it a go.
Whatever decision you need to make for your child, ask yourself if it feels right or if it feels wrong. Trust that feeling and go with the things that feel good for you and your family.