Expert Tips - Self-Care Tips to Help Parents Survive the Holidays

  1. Call in the Cavalry: If you will be around family for the holidays, ask them to watch/hold the baby while you get a nap, shower, or escape the house for a while for your sanity.
  2. Stay hydrated: Heaters are coming on with the cold weather, adding to our dehydration. Stay hydrated by adding your New Mama every day.
  3. Simplify Meal Times: Blend up a quick smoothie (check out the recipe in this newsletter!) so you can have a healthy, satisfying breakfast ready to go for yourself in minutes every morning. 
  4. Utilize those services: Get groceries delivered, abuse Amazon prime for holiday gift shopping, have a few stand by healthy take out menu options for those extra stressful days. You don't have to do it all the hard way.
  5. Set boundaries: Not up for hosting that holiday dinner this year? Not interested in to having your house serve as a B&B for out of town family? Dreading attending all those holiday parties? Don't stress. Just say no. Stress will impact you, your family, and your milk supply if you're breastfeeding. Don't let these trivial things that come around every year bring you down during this precious time with your new babe.