Mothers supporting Mothers

When I first became a mum I really struggled to get breastfeeding going. I struggled with bonding after having an emergency section and my amazing husband taking on the whole responsibility of us both. I struggled with feeling so out of my depth and that I would kill my baby by not taking proper care of her like I had fish pets in the past. I was scared of everything quite overwhelmed.


I was lucky to have a small network of friends and family who helped me some knowing and some unknowing! I had mastitis 17 days after giving birth and ended up in hospital hooked up to an IV on Boxing Day. To say I felt broken is an understatement! If I had little to no support I am not sure how I would have got through that period of time. This makes me worry about women who go through post natal depression or Postpartum psychosis


I am not qualified to help but I can signpost!


Here are links to where you can get some help:


Laleche- breast feeding and new mum support

https://www.laleche.org.uk/supportgroup/lll-st-albans/


The Daisy Foundation- Hertford and Ware antenatal and post natal support from weekly classes to birthing support.

https://thedaisyfoundation.com/teacher/keeley-collins/


Six week social - Over six weeks specialists will help you reflect on birth stories, learn ways to get your baby to sleep, and understand how to look after yourself physically and emotionally.

https://www.6weeksocial.co.uk


Mums Guide - What do do with your little ones as they grow from bumps to teens mums guide is a great platform covering so many areas. Here is the Hertford guide but is easy enough to find surrounding areas.

https://www.mumsguideto.co.uk/hertford/




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