A new study has found that most new mothers can’t enjoy their babies till they are six months old, due to tiredness and stress.
According to the study, sleepless nights, lack of confidence and fears about the baby’s safety take the joy out of the first precious weeks, the Daily Express reported.
Almost half of 1,600 women questioned felt their performance as a mother was being judged by others.
Only half the women who took part in the poll felt their husbands provided enough support during the exhausting first months.
One in six did not start to enjoy their child until after their first birthday.
A spokesman for Nurofen for Children, which sponsored the poll, said that women tend to assume pregnancy is the main hurdle, but in reality, the really hard work starts when the baby enters the world.