1. Mallory Hansen says:

    I cannnot Express how much this post resonates with me. I’m a l&d nurse and after my first baby i COuld not brlieve that after a 24 hour stay with my newborn “they” were like “congrats and good luck”. I felt so isolated, lonely even though my hubby and family were supportive. I was so motivated to start a postpartum non profit afterwards to address all of The things you are talking about and check in with moms more frequently. I feel like i was educated and prepared because of the field i work in, so i can’t imagine what soMe other moms feel. The saddest part there was/is no interest in postpartum programs at least in my area. Hurts my heart. Thanks fOr sharing all these amazing resources aNd insights!!

  2. Courtney says:

    this Post is great, i couldn’t aGree more. Once I haD My baby I struggled Physically & mentally. after Becoming used to weekly doctor appointments, i felt like an afterthought by my doctor. Lucikly, i had an amazing support group. My Neighbor also introduced me to a private breastfeeding support group on facebook. This helped me so much to get thrOugh the initial struggle the first few weeks. I highly recommend it now to anyone i know that is plabbing to breastfeed. Knowledge is power.

  3. Allie says:

    Love this! Weeks away From Having my second baby, wish someone had told me these things with the first. Going to share it with a couple first time moms ♥️

    ESPECIALLY Wish i knew about breastfeeding! Whew, that was tough! I experienced an over supply, mastitis, tongue/lip tie resulting in a poor latch avd thrush for 3 months. But after all Of that, we got through and it was all worth it!!

  4. Lauren says:

    Wow! I wish this post was around when i had my babies. I had no clue when i was going through my experiences. This speaks to me in so many ways. I Survived and got through my struggles. Hopefully Your post reaches many more moms to help them Feel not so alone and ease their struggles. Thank you so much for writing this!

  5. Barbara says:

    Great post.
    I have to say that here in Croatia you have nurse that comes to you everyday for the first few weeks. She is here for you if you need help with baby, mental help, they check are you recovering well and so on. My nurse was blessing for me. Great women who gave me so much during that little time. And for lactation, in hospital where I gave birth they are very pro breastifeeding and they are trained to help you with any problems you have. Baby is all time with you and they are constantly checking how are you doing, is baby eating well and so on. I Didn’t have any problem with that BUT still they helped me with right positioning and other things.

  6. Sunie thomas says:

    I was watching your stories on this topic and wanted to yell out amen!! I am a RN ibclc and work in the hospital doing inpatient and outpatient lactation consults and see tHis so much first hand. My dream job would to be able to do home visits postpartumlY and adDress all off these issues. Where is the funding for this? It is so needed? I cant say enough about this. Thank you for shedding light on this important topic!

  7. Kia says:

    Our babies are the same age & i also have a 9 year old, i experienced no postpartum signs with my first so when i had my second & experIenced the worst ppd i could ever imagine all that was offered was meds, of course. & that was after beGging my pcp to realize sOmething was wrong with me, i wish i had followed you when i struggled with bf- im sure it would of turned out dIFferently but no one told me about any reSources- on the day i was beIng discharged i begged The lC to help me & that i had no clue what to do & i was told they were too busy.

    Also, i think you should put the book “strong as a mother: how to stay healthy, happy, and most importantly sane from pregnancy to parenthood by kate rope, she talks about all things postpartum, pregnancy & pareNting & evEry mom should have a copy!

    You’re such a blessing lynzy! Xoxo

  8. Lauren farrell says:

    Thank you so much for this post! I am 23 weeks with my first and soaking up all the information I can get from the mamas that came before me, and I am so grateful for postpartum tips in particular! THank you, thank you, thank you!

  9. Carrie says:

    as a 41-year-old first mother I had older sisters so they had informed me on what to expect but I never ever expected the AlIen-ness,body snatcher syndrome, and severe loneliness to creep in.

    I am a PhD student and very social so when my job was just to stay home and feed the baby which is an important job by the way I thought I could do this but I didn’t realize how much people ConTact was missing was important to me

  10. Crystal c says:

    Invest in yourself abd your fam and hire a postpartum doula!
    Hands doWn best thing you can do for yOurself.
    Pretty much everything you listed they can help you with, or direct you to tHe right place.
    Sometimes they can just sit with you and hold space, so important to be seen and heard as a postpartum mom.
    As a Birth doula myself, i make sure all of my mamas have something set up. I will still cHeck up on them through thOse first 12 weeks. A postpartum doula is theRe as long as you need them!

  11. Rebekah says:

    Thank you for sHaring! I had my daughter 6 daYs ago and realized there were so many things No one told me or opened up about. I needed this post! ❤️

  12. Jessica says:

    I have a 6 week old, 4th child, and this is so on point. And needed. And neceSsary! I wish a major female magazine would pay you to post this! Motherhood is fun but hard and this fourth trimester is no joke! Thanks for shedding an honest light on the hard ans taboo subjects we in america dont talk about. Even the stink parT (wink wink)!

  13. Fiona says:

    thank you so much for this post! i love the name ‘4th trimester’ very much, i know it from susan urban’s book i’ve read to prepare myself for the baby (the breastfeeding one and sleep training plan – so short and simple!). although she talks only about the baby’s part and i’ve never thought about my own problems that may occur soon… i mean – i got a bit scared with your text but at least – good to know!

    • Vicky says:

      I have the same thoughts! I love susan urban’s 4th trimester talk in her book on sleep training. although now i realize there is so much more…

  14. Kelly davis says:

    Hi! I just had my 4th baby boy and i am EXCLUSIVEly BF. My nipples are already sore. Can you please share with me your magical nipple cream so i can request it stat!!! The one you would share on insTagram.. i Never wrOte down ????????‍♀️ Please and thank you!

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