Nuggets of Advice for a New Mum

Pregnancy is often one of the most exciting times in a person’s life. A time full of excitement and nerves for both parents as they prepare for the role of a lifetime. It is true that nothing can quite prepare you for this life change but it is true that we can all help each other. Thanks to our community of parents on social media, we’ve pulled together a few nuggets of advice other new parents were pleased to have received during their own pregnancy.

If in doubt, breastfeed!

Follow your baby's lead and if in doubt, breastfeed! Breastfeeding solves most issues apart from the obvious dirty nappies! – Sarah

 

Do not compare yourself

Do not compare yourself to any other parent, or compare your child to anyone else's. Everyone is different and everyone does things differently – Katie

 

Appreciate your time before baby arrives

The best advice I wish I’d had before my daughter is appreciate your time before baby arrives. Being able to go the cinema, a midweek meal out, just popping away for the day. All things you take for granted but are few and far between once baby arrives – Samantha

 

Take care of yourself

Simple. Your body is amazing, listen to what it's telling you. If you’re tired, sleep, if you’re hungry, eat, if you’re thirsty, drink. Take care of yourself as your body is growing a tiny miracle – Claire

 

Trust your Instincts

Trust your instincts and call for advice whenever you feel that something isn’t quite right

 

Go with the Flow

It may not all happen as you have planned, but go with it and enjoy!

 

Breathe

Breathe through birth, through hormonal ups and downs and those tricky early latches. Taking a moment to breathe and relax can really make a difference – Alice

 

Treasure Every Moment

Kids are little only for a short period! Enjoy all the cuddles, hugs and kisses every minute you get – Maria

 

Over on the Medela UK Facebook page we are passionate about supporting as many breastfeeding mums as possible. If you feel you have unanswered questions, every Tuesday we open our live Breastfeeding Café where our in-house Lactation Consultant, Sioned Hilton, is there to help answer all of your breastfeeding and pumping questions. We hope you can join us!