Readers Respond: What was one struggle you had with your newborn and how did you overcome it?
Though they may be bundles of joys, caring for newborns also comes with plenty of struggles, including sleepless nights, difficulties with breastfeeding, crying, and bouts of colic.
When we asked about the struggles of looking after your newborn, here’s what you had to say.
Rosemary Moreland - My youngest had no idea about breastfeeding. It took a month of dedication to the art before he caught on.
Moira Thurgood - My second babe cried continuously for ten months. I just had to be patient and hope things would improve.
Christine Veitch - My first baby would scream and hold her breath with wind pain (when) I was breastfeeding her. I stopped eating peas and her wind went away.
Mick Gilbert - Colic, she eventually grew out of it nine months later…
Marianne Prendergast - Colic with the first, eczema with the second, can’t remember if there was anything with the other two.
Lizze Bartlett - She didn’t sleep much and the longest would be an hour and a half.
Dan Robinson - My son had colic for 14 months and all you could do is hold him. Then he got quiet. It was a nightmare but my other two boys were great.
To read what else you said, head here.
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