Why does my baby’s belly button smell like a rotten garbage can? What the hell is this tar-like substance that I can’t wipe off my baby’s butt for the life of me?
According to a Scientific American study, “New mothers showed evidence of neural remodeling up to two years after giving birth.”
You may know it as 'Baby Brain' and there is proof out there that it's a real thing. Often it’s said that we’re more forgetful and scattered and can’t remember where we put our keys. My husband still jokes that my brain has never returned to its normal I-can-remember-everything-you’ve-ever-said-or-done state and that it never will. Frankly it doesn’t really bother me….anymore.
Proper nutrition during pregnancy and postpartum is important but sometimes hard to achieve. As a postpartum doula when I go visit a client, part of my job is to make a smoothie, snack, tea or light nutritious meal for the new sleep-deprived, emotional, sore, excited mother. I love being able to help fuel mom with nourishing food, plenty of water and foods to help fuel and heal her body. There's nothing like extra love and care during those first few weeks and I love being a part of it!