Sometimes after the initial weeks or months of mothering a baby, us mums can unexpectedly find ourselves confronting the feeling that we’ve just been driven over by a bus! This is simply the cumulative affect of providing 24-7 loving attention, ongoing sleep-deprivation, and the enormous emotional upheaval of parental responsibilities. This is a very normal sensation.
The question is what to do about it, if anything.
We can take onboard a somewhat martyrdom attitude that the situation is beyond our control. Or, we can realise that looking after our own needs as a priority too, can actually produce benefits for our children, because it enables us to feel re-energised.
Take a good daily multi-vitamin to help ensure ongoing wellness physiologically (special lactation multi-vitamins are available for breastfeeding mothers), as our bodies require an extensive variety of trace minerals, vitamins and elements, to function optimally.