Sometimes, the father experiences feelings of neglect or loneliness after the baby joins the family. Mom and baby get all the attention from family and friends. The new mother seems to be giving all her attention to the baby. The mother’s partner can make life easier by remembering that, in time, the mother will have more time to share with him. Meanwhile, he can use his extra time and energy productively at work and home. He needs to share his feelings with the new mother. It is important to communicate!
There may be a new baby in the family, but with a little planning, parents can still share time together by dining or walking (perhaps with the baby in a stroller). Healthy adult relationships are important to the baby’s emotional well-being, as well as your own.
The postpartum period allows parents to learn how to care for their newborn and function as a new family unit.