Mommy Monday - Parenting with Confidence
Having confidence while being a parent can be very difficult, especially with so many people offering advice and the inexperience of being a first time parent. I know it may not seem like it all the time, but you really do know what is best for your baby. My best tip for having confidence in parenting is to do your research and that comes in two forms - actually looking into the issue you are having and then trying the solution you came up with. Not every solution is going to be a winner, but you have to do what works for you and your baby. Example - When Kaley was born 9-lbs we were constantly told to only feed her one ounce since her stomach would be too tiny to take in anymore. That wasn't the case with our baby and I think that advice is USEFUL if your baby is born smaller. So after 4 days of fussing and constantly worrying we decided to let her drink the 2-3 ounces she wanted. And guess what? It worked! Yes she threw some of it up at times, but who cares? She was happy because she was no longer hungry. Friends, Family, and Professionals mean well and are knowledgeable; but no one knows your baby better than you do. Do what is right for your baby, they are counting on you to be their advocate.