Motherhood is a 365 days continuous journey which is equally challenging as well as rewarding at the same time with a lot of myths that are being believed. Mothers experience a lot throughout this journey with a lot of societal pressures and taboos encircling their motherhood. Let’s have a look at few myths that are prevalent since always.
1. All Mothers Are Better Than Me
Many a times mothers are forced to believe that every other mother is doing better than them. Comparison exists in all walks of life and motherhood is not spared from its wrath either. Every one faces their own set of challenges and is doing their best to cope with it.
2. Motherhood Is All About Sacrificing Yourself Completely
This was a common notion three to four decades ago when mothers would selflessly raise children while complete forgetting about themselves. With the increasing awareness, motherhood has modernized too and now it is all about raising kids while pursuing their own hobbies, passion, ambitions and aspirations. It is essential for a mother’s sanity to work for herself too.
3. Crying is an Indication of a Hungry Baby Always
Absolutely wrong. While everyone may link crying with hunger, there are countless other reasons that make a baby cry. A mother shouldn’t always be blamed for this ambiguous crying and wailing. Babies have their rhythmic routine of feed naturally. And if they are providing enough wet diapers, it’s a clear indication of them being well-fed.
4. Natural Delivery Moms are the Real Ones
Childbirth is equally challenging may it be natural or C-sect. This is out of the question because a mother’s love for her child is the same and is by no means proportional to the mode of delivery she went through.
5. Every Mother Should Breastfeed Because it is Natural
The best thing about motherhood and even parenthood is that you can claim the authority to decide for your kid always. No one else has the power to do so except you. To feed or breast feed, it is solely up to you.
And for those who say it is natural and happens to all, there are many women who face low supply issues. Better to read and research the scientific causes and logics before suggesting things to mothers.