Is it normal to feel unhappy

So tiring to look after baby. Baby is 9 mo now, wakes at 6+, will demand for breakfast, and then 11 + is lunch, 6pm is dinner. So many meals to prep. And need to pump milk. Only me and husband. Husband poor hygiene, can’t trust him to wash bottles or prep food. No time play with baby, and somehow not capable enough to prepare good food for baby, always almost same ingredients, worried not feeding baby well... and letting him have enough good play...

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Super Mum

Hi dear, thank you for sharing! From what you’re describing, sounds like you’re doing an amazing job!! As long as baby is having enough of each type of food (carbohydrate, protein, fibre) and is willing to eat your food, it’s ok if there’s repetition for now. You can vary the food later when baby’s a little older:) If you have a freezer, prepare in larger batches and store them in baby food trays. The nutrition is oreserved and you just need to heat up the food during meals. That gives you time to do other things. My kids both turned out healthy, happy and intelligent enough, so do try to maximise your time and get enough rest:) pumping milk is super tiring. Remember to drink enough water and eat well too. And don’t feel guilty if you ever want to stop pumping. You’re already awesome!

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