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My Advice To New Mums - Naturopath Kerry Locatelli Tells Us Her Top Tips
Naturopath, Kerry Locatelli, BNat, has created a series on pregnancy and the reproductive system. Having a child is a wonderful, lovely, and exhausting process. We asked her to give us her advice on surviving those first couple of months with your newborn child.
As a mother, I know that pregnancy can be one of the most difficult, but most rewarding experiences you can have. We often feel like we don’t know what we are doing and we can spend a lot of time worrying. Everyone is feeding you with their advice and it can all feel quite overwhelming.
My advice for new mums
Breastfeed if you can, it is without a doubt the very best thing for you and your baby. Do not feel guilty if you can’t!
Sleep when baby sleeps
Don’t take the opportunity to catch up on the washing and mop the floors when baby is sleeping, take the opportunity to top your own batteries up.
Trust your instinct, trust your own wisdom
Everyone’s experience in life is different. We may find that we often have things in common with others and we can certainly learn from each other, but we are also unique and have our individual blend of circumstances along with our own set of values and beliefs. This is especially true when you become a mum. Know that there are no rules when it comes to having a child, just guidelines.
This can be a very demanding time and when you are well nourished you are more likely to cope well. If you are well nourished and coping well you are more likely to enjoy this time and watch your baby thrive. Having a great pea protein powder like Clean Lean Protein and a multi-nutrient powder like Good Green Vitality can work wonders for your health and vitality during this time.
Ask for help
You do not need to do this all on your own.
Enjoy your baby
Yes, this can be a time of great change and it can feel really overwhelming and tough, but this is a very precious time. Finding ways to really enjoy your baby is really important.
According to our expert advisory team, Good Green Vitality is safe to use during pregnancy and breastfeeding. However, everyone is different and during pregnancy you may need to increase your intake of some vitamins and minerals (especially folate). If anyone is pregnant or breastfeeding it is recommended that they consult their health practitioner to find a supplement prescription that works best for them.