• N
  • Downers Grove, United States
  • 5 months ago

Bad mom

My son has always been fussy today in particular, I’ve tried everything and nothing works. I’ve put him in his crib with his pacifier and walked away for a minute. I need help. I’m tired. I don’t want to feel like a bad mom anymore but I need a break.
  • K
  • Hanover, United States
  • 12 days ago

I feel like every mom thinks this way or at least I feel the same way. Although, I've stopped breastfeeding at night because I wasn't getting enough sleep. I pump and bottle feed her formula and breastmilk (since my supply can't keep up with her needs) but I was staring to resent her and crying every day. I don't think it's selfish anymore because I did what I needed to do to have a better relationship with my daughter. I love her so much! Motherhood is exhausting and presents it's many challenges. Especially when you are a new mom like me. I wonder sometimes if I'm making the right decision.

  • D
  • New Milford, United States
  • 2 months ago

When I was at my OB one day in my third trimester a social worker came in to talk to me about baby stuff and she told me that if I’m feeling overwhelmed when baby won’t stop crying, it’s ok to put them down somewhere safe like the crib with nothing in it and walk out of the room and give myself 5 minutes to regroup. I had to do this a few times in the early months and I felt guilty at first but honestly, they’ll be ok for a few minutes. If you need to take a few mins to get yourself together so you can give them your best, then its what has to be done.

  • K
  • Niagara Falls, CA
  • 3 months ago

Take a break when you need it and don't feel bad. You need to take care of yourself to take care of your baby. I'm a SAHM and I'm pregnant so sometimes in the morning when my 2yr old wakes me up at the crack of dawn I let her watch tv so I can lay down and feel sick for 45mins. No shame

  • C
  • Long Beach, United States
  • 3 months ago

Baby is alive. Baby is fed. Baby has a clean diaper. You are a good mama. Try to take a breather and get some you time. It really helps you reset even if you do NOTHING during that time. I think it also helps you relax and that gives of relaxed vibes to you LO. I say that’s a win win.

  • A
  • Melville, Canada
  • 4 months ago

Not a bad mom at all. Not only is he safe but it also teaches him to self soothe

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