By Michelle Ruiz
New moms are in a glass case of emotion, so choose your words carefully, guys.
1. "Oh my gah, just enjoy. This. Time."/"Treasure. Every. Moment."/"Isn't it bliss?" There are moments of bliss - like when your baby stops crying and falls asleep on your shoulder. But when everyone implies new motherhood is nirvana, when in fact your baby is really whiny and you're so overwhelmed, you're spontaneously crying for no reason, you shame yourself and wonder what the eff is wrong with you. Better to just say, "Are you hanging in there somehow?"
2. "Sleep when the baby sleeps!" Presented without comment, a text from my friend with three kids under three: "Um, yeah right! I have two other kids who are screaming in my face, piles of laundry, dirty dishes, and have to pump my breasts, but I'll take a nap, too, no prob!"
3. "So, you're breastfeeding ..." Congrats, this is the fastest way to make a new mom cry!Read More »from 10 Things You Should Never Say to a New Mom