The first few weeks of my little one’s life were spent back and forth to his pediatrician and gastroenterologist to work on weight gain. As we approach 2 years of age, and after finding out he had a milk protein allergy, he is growing astronomically. He is a great eater; very much so that our grocery bill has started to rise. My little one eats like a big boy and I can imagine his appetite as a growing teen.
Having little ones can take a toll on your finances and high life stress, such as financial strain increases your risk of developing a postpartum mood or anxiety disorder.
With having a new baby there comes a ton of financial responsibilities. Not only are you getting items for the baby, there are items needed for the mother to be, you may need to purchase formula or possibly a pump, and the list goes on and on. If you are planning for the arrival of a newborn or are a mother of little ones, here are three ways to save to combat financial strain.
Remember, the most priceless commodity that you can give your little one and yourself is attachment, bonding and a well momma.
If you are experiencing anxiety or depression and you've recently had a little one or are currently pregnant you can speak with a mental health professional by scheduling an appointment with Maternal Counseling Services, PLLC, or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.