My baby is 2 weeks old, the midwife doesn’t call any more and my baby is crying all the time and doesn’t seem to settle – I’m breastfeeding and feeling so tired. Will things get better?
You will almost certainly find that things improve with time – babies grow and change and you too will grow in confidence as a parent. However, you need to know how to cope with, and hopefully enjoy, life at the moment.
Until your baby is twenty-eight days old, you are still officially under the care of a midwife even if you are not having visits any more. Give her a ring and she will be able to advise you about feeding and settling your baby. Your health visitor can also visit you at home to offer advice and support, if you explain the problems you are having.
In addition to this, it is important to have someone (your partner, close friend or your own mother) who can give you a hand with practical things like cleaning and cooking whilst you care for your baby. They can also take the baby out for a while whilst you have a much needed sleep.