The first months of having a baby can be difficult on many levels. There are just so many things to juggle: the breastfeeding success or failure, the crying, the dirty diapers, the lack of sleep, and then there's all of the household stuff, too. Even the good days are hard, for new moms. There are ways your partner can make maternity leave easier, though. And yes, they should be looking for ways to make it easier. If they're not, you can just send them the link to this article and they should be sorted out in no time.
New moms can often feel like they're going it alone, thanks to weekdays spent with just the baby, and night feedings that happen frequently enough that it only makes sense to be the one feeding. They may hold back on asking for help, because they think it's supposed to be easier. That can be a recipe for disaster, when the pressure becomes too much. So what's the answer? A supportive partner who does everything they can to help out, actually. A partner who understands that, just because you're home all day with your baby, doesn't mean you have time to cook, clean, shop for groceries, and more, on top of taking care of the baby. Sometimes, new moms only have time to take of the baby.
With all of that said, here are 11 ways your partner can make maternity leave easier for everyone.