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Newborn.... 4days old....

So i just had a baby girl four days ago... I get so anxious with her.... I feel like sometimes i not doing things right..... i have confidence as a mother, I just get worried like im not doing enough for her and its only been four days!!!.... She constantly sleeps & wakes up to eat.... I just feel like maybe she should be louder? lol.... more active? lol.....

did any first time moms feel this way? how did u relieve your anxiety about feeling like you dont do enough or the anxiety of having a new born.....?? -

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 6:50 PM on Apr. 5, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • all newborns do is sleep, eat, and poop. They don't become very active until about 2 or 3 months. So don't worry, as long as you are keeping her belly full and her booty changed, then you are doing a great job!!
    pamelajqs

    Answer by pamelajqs at 6:54 PM on Apr. 5, 2009

  • Enjoy the sleep time, she will be more active in a few weeks. lol

    Just slow down and trust your mommy instincts. They get you through a lot of tough times. :) If you are that worried about it, then you will do just fine!
    mom2twobabes

    Answer by mom2twobabes at 6:54 PM on Apr. 5, 2009

  • just pray your baby doesn't get colic..
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:07 PM on Apr. 5, 2009

  • She's doing her job... enjoy the rest time, rest yourself. Enjoy feeding her. Stare into her sleepy eyes when she's awake... she'll be dominating your every spare moment soon enough. Just don't get the idea to tell a friend you think you have an "easy baby" -- the minute you say it, it will cease to be true! lol If she's still all peace and quiet after about 3 weeks, likely she won't be colicky... then you'll just move on to the millions of other challenges. Don't overthink it. Just love her.
    EmilySusan

    Answer by EmilySusan at 8:27 PM on Apr. 5, 2009

  • This is another great reason breastfeeding is best. In the beginning they are all just sleeping and eating machines, by breastfeeding you are spending their awake hours literally attached, holding and caring for baby.  No need to feel like you are not doing enough because, by breastfeeding, you are baby's lifeblood, not only are you nourishing but you are spending countless hours holding, loving and bonding with baby.  There is a reason why baby can only see from breast to face, no need to feel like you should be doing more!  Congrats on the new one!

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:35 PM on Apr. 5, 2009

  • anon at 8:35 who said anything about breastfeeding?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:40 PM on Apr. 5, 2009

  • I assumed that someone who asks what more she can do for baby would definitely be breastfeeding. If not then perhaps that is the answer to the question. Breastfeed and you will feel fulfilled in the amount of time and the activities that one does with baby this early on.

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:48 PM on Apr. 5, 2009

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