New parents are lifting, holding, breastfeeding, bending, carrying, twisting and quite possibly running around like a chicken with their head cut off 99 percent of the time. We know new parents are sleep deprived, but let’s not forget to acknowledge how physically demanding the job is as well.
Your child wakes up terrified. Her eyes are open, but she flails and gets more and more upset the longer you try to comfort her. After a few minutes, she calms down, and you’re able to put her down. And the next morning, she’s fine—and doesn’t remember anything when you ask her about it. What … Read more