The first time I felt like a “real mom” was ______.

Medela Moments

Becoming a mom is thrilling—but it can also take some adjustment to realize you’re the mom now. We asked real moms to share the first moment they felt like a “real” mom. Heartwarming or funny—it’s a moment all moms remember.

Affirmations for Breastfeeding Moms

  • Just because I don’t love every moment of motherhood doesn’t mean I don’t LOVE being a mom.

  • I am so thankful for my life as a mom.

  • It’s okay to not be perfect.

  • I trust my feelings and insights as a mother.

  • It’s okay for me to make and take time for myself. I understand I need to be healthy in mind, body, and spirit in order to provide for my little ones.

  • It’s okay for me to ask for help and reach out to friends, family, medical professionals, and lactation consultants whenever necessary.