Have you ever been given parenting advice and felt like “thanks, you really shouldn’t have”?
This past October, I welcomed my first child into the world – a sweet little boy, who has my whole heart.
While there were many helpful suggestions given to me postpartum, most of the advice given was not helpful in any way. Some of the conversations were downright rude, like commenting on my postpartum body or telling me when I should conceive the next one.
Overwhelmed by the constant conflicting information & hurtful words, I turned to a breastfeeding group for support. I learned that most new mothers often get a lot of unsolicited advice and impolite comments.
Today I’d like to share some examples of things you just should not say.