If you're parenting solo, you should try to lean on the people around you and seek support from those that are important to you. If you have a partner, you need to trust their competence and their ability to parent effectively. In other words, lean on people because, if you don't, you risk undermining them, deflating their self-esteem, and parenting by yourself. There are certainly times when every mom needs to trust her partner knows how to parent and, essentially, give them a little space to fulfill their role.
I breastfed my son and loved snuggling him on the couch for hours at a time, but that often meant my husband was a little left out. I veered between needing a break so badly that I was practically climbing the walls just to get away, to not wanting to leave my baby’s side for even a second. What I learned during that "new-mom" time period was this: when I gave my husband the responsibility to care for our child without me, not only did he rise to the occasion and handle things all by himself, but I loved him even more and developed a new respect and admiration for just how amazing he truly is.
Those times I really needed to just trust him to be the awesome parent he already was, included the following times when every mom needs to cut their partner some slack and believe they know what they’re doing.