Two years ago my son woke with what I believed was a swollen cheek. He was 17 months old, so I assumed that it might have been related to teething.
We went about our normal day...I still didn't feel right about it so I called our GP and booked an appointment for that day. They weren't sure what had happened but mentioned that although unlikely, he may have had a stroke and that we should go to the hospital.
Burping your baby can be a lovely opportunity to bond but it can also be a very frustrating experience if your newborn is unsettled. Be patient as you learn what your baby needs and likes and what makes them feel better and remember that every baby is different so something that may work for one baby may not work for another.
Any time he would wake through the night, I would feed him back to sleep, until one day it was not having the same effect. After a few months of waking multiple times through the night and halfheartedly trying to resist feeding him, I made the tough decision to night wean. I was exhausted and knew that it had to be done for his sake and mine.
Once I became a mum, I knew that I didn't want to go back to work and be away from Olivia. This was as much a shock to me as it was to anyone else because leading up to my pregnancy I was never the 'oh, there's a baby, I want to give them a cuddle' kind of person. Safe to say becoming a mum changed my life and my personality more than I could have ever imagined.