Once you have your new daughter or son, you may feel confident, unsure, elated, depressed, excited, sad and sometimes overwhelmed.
Try to be patient with yourself. You and your baby will be getting to know each other. With each new day, you'll learn a little more and will feel a bit more confident.
Make good use of all the support you'll feel around you. Call on your friends, family, health care provider and other parents for advice and reassurance.
Allina Health's Patient Education Department, Guide for the Care of Children: Ages Birth to 5 Years Old, fifth edition. To avoid awkward sentences, instead of referring to your child as "he/she" or "him/her," this guide will alternate between "he" or she" and "him" or "her."
Allina Health's Patient Education Department experts, including the Pediatric Department of Allina Health Coon Rapids Clinic