A Valentine's gift for you
5 steps to eye to eye contact
Please don't overlook your postpartum experience by getting all wrapped up with managing the day to day events of your life. Instead, pay closer attention to the finer detail, the very finest!
1. Have a seat. When you sit down to feed your baby, consider the following; leave your phone elsewhere, and then allow your eyes several minutes of rest by welcoming a vacant, untethered, spacey stare.
2. Really look. Our eyes like all of our senses get desensitized to familiar situations. It is called habituation. So you'll probably need to make a conscious effort to make a connection with your baby's eyes. Initially, you may find your baby's ability to maintain a gaze limited. However, if you remain steady like that of a still life portrait, I think that you will be pleasantly surprised to find that your baby will be continually drawn back to you, and you will be rewarded to see that they have found sheer delight in you!
3. Breathe easy. Try to embrace your post birth, jelly belly so that when you inhale it expands out more easily, and then effortlessly finds its way back in again. Deep, easy breathing will help to slow you down so that you can maintain your gaze for a longer period of time.
4. Be nice to yourself. Remind yourself what a great mother you are, that you have already spent 9 months nourishing your baby, and look how good he/she came out!
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