Was watching this episode of Private Practice, where a new mom ends up giving some sleeping meds to her little kid so that she herself can get some sleep. She was so tired and sleep deprived, that she had lost her ability to think. The child gets a little serious and she brings it to the docs. But they soon realise that the child is ok but its the mom who needs some psychiatric help.
How easily the family forgets that this woman has gone through a series of hormonal change in the past one year and it will probably remain like that for another few months. She needs some mental peace. Some time to relax and sleep. Who is the victim then? The child ofcourse. These are situations when these new moms loose control. After doing all this, people lecturing her on how to take care of her child is irritating. In my opinion all the gynaec departments should have compulsory parental classes which should and must include taking care of the new moms. And these sessions should start right on the day the pregnancy is detected. Hormonal Havoc should be a shared responsibility of the entire family!!!