post #21 of 21
Don't be so hard on yourself. New moms are notorious in the unnecessary/unproductive guilt department. If you have trouble with nursing for instance, get help and do what you can but don't internalize struggles as a sign of failure. Motherhood is a monumental, never ending task where there is no substitute for on the job training. Don't expect yourself to perfect on your first day, in your first week or your first month. In fact redefine perfection as loving your child and doing the best you can for them. Everything else is secondary. And as has been mentioned before, this too shall pass smile.gif