15You Will Hurt All Over

The day after you have given birth, you are going to hurt. Even if you are lucky enough not to have endured a C-section, tears or a rough delivery. What you need to understand is that there is no need for you to act like a hero regarding the


If you hurt, ask for pain relief, don't suffer through it because, momma, there is absolutely no need. The pain relief is on stand-by just waiting for you to ask for it. (Percocet and Ibuprofen are extremely effective and they are okay to use when you're breastfeeding.)

Asking for help means that you are taking care of yourself. Gritting your teeth and bearing it is no way to go, plus it will take away energy that could be better spent elsewhere, like getting to know your newborn.

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