Relaxation Tips for New Moms

Being the mom of a brand new baby is hard. You’re busy, tired, and not getting a lot of time to focus on yourself. Chances are, if you’re reading this blog, you are either planning on or already breastfeeding your baby. In order to do that successfully, taking care of yourself is very important! Easier said than done, right? Your time and money are understandably being focused on your little one, so we want to provide you with a few quick, easy, at-home ways to get a little “me time”.

Meditation

Recent research on meditation shows an incredible number of mental and physical health benefits. While it can be hard to focus your mind when you have a long to-do list and very little sleep, just sitting down with the intention to breathe and focus on yourself for a few minutes can help ground you and positively impact your overall mental state. Here are some links to guided meditations for when you have:

20 minutes

10 minutes

Or even just 3 minutes

Yoga

Gentle movements can help you readjust to and reconnect with your postpartum body. These yoga videos can be followed at home with baby close by (or even involved!), providing a free workout you can do in your own time. Here are some postpartum yoga sequences for when you have:

30 minutes

20 minutes

10 minutes

Naps

Laundry, dishes, or general housecleaning can seem like the most important things to do when baby falls asleep, but nothing is more important than your well-being. You need sleep just like your baby does, so don’t feel guilty laying down when baby drifts off. It’s a lot easier to get back on track with dishes than it is to get back on track with sleep. Your body, your mind, and your baby, will thank you for resting.

Before relaxing, have a breastfeeding question?

Try chatting with Ellie

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