Updated: Aug 26
Honey, how can you spoil a baby?
I held both of my babies ALL the time, I wore them on my person too.
I would hear the infamous “breastfeeding will spoil your baby.”🧐 or “you‘re gonna spoil that baby holding him all the time, nobody will be able to watch him.”
Woah, honey, who said anybody’s watching my baby?!
How can I possibly love on a baby too much?
How can I possibly not meet any need my baby will ask of me being an infant?
I find the people that lend unnecessary unsolicited advice were not as successful nor attempted to handle the demands of breastfeeding and the emotional nurturing of a baby.
Children become spoiled when we do not provide them with the sufficient love needed but replace that love with things.
Your baby was born to need you. Babies need constant attention from you to develop emotionally, physically and intellectually. Babies cannot and do not manipulate. They communicate. Listen. Respond. You aren’t being manipulated. You are being a parent.
As increasing numbers of children experiencing mental health issues and deprivation of love occurs, more people will be searching to find the love and security that they should have experienced during early childhood In the wrong places.
Responding to your baby’s cues (communication) is creating a dynamic bond and this gives your baby the confidence to explore and learn.
Babies need to know that someone is trustworthy and reliable in the world will be there and who else better to receive that from other than Mama.
Hug on, honey!
Love on, honey!
Kiss on, honey!
Cuddle on, honey!
Nurse on, honey!
Spoil on, honey!
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With lots of honey,
Jada Metcalf | is a mom of two, Certified Breastfeeding Specialist, Postpartum Doula, ROSE Community Transformer, IBCLC in training and a lactation and postpartum wellness business owner.
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