The first few weeks at home with your baby are exciting yet terrifying.
Leah, the mum behind the Instagram account, The Nashville Bump is reminding all mums to take it easy on themselves.
Sharing a picture of her daughter, Penelope, the mum writes: “Every baby is different. Every baby is a tiny human that's half you and half the person you love. How amazing is that? How can we compare these tiny humans?"
She added: “Comparing weight, height, percentiles, birth weights, sleep habits, feeding times, etc. We have such high expectations for these brand new humans, but they are only learning about our world and we are learning about them.
“So take it easy mama. Remember these first 12 weeks (and beyond) are all about them learning how to live in our world and we are learning how to be mamas. SOOOO much love to everyone today.
“I know it's hard, but it's also so damn beautiful!”
Leah struck a chord with mums around the globe last month with a post explaining why breastfeeding is so hard.
“Ok, I'm going to say it for us all. Breastfeeding is hard. It's really, really hard. Sometimes I can't even explain what makes it so difficult,” she writes.
“We trusted our bodies to grow our babies for 9 months and now we have to trust our body to supply the nourishment for our babes growth & development. Talk about pressure.”
Speaking to the Huffington Post, Leah revealed what she wished she knew before she began breastfeeding.
“I had seen so many pictures on social media of mothers blissfully breastfeeding their babies that I didn’t realise it’s not always like that,” she said. “It seemed so easy and natural for them, but even things that are easy and natural can be a learning experience for many people.”
“It takes more than a breast to feed a baby!” she added. “It takes time, patience, support, proper nutrition, confidence and sometimes professional help to overcome your breastfeeding struggles.”