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Mum

This is a hard question to admit, but did anyone else not get the 'overwhelming rush of love' when baby arrived? I love my boy, but I worry I don't love him enough as I didn't get what a lot of people talk about. I don't know if it's because I had a C-section, but it's just not how I imagined.

Absolutely, I can 100% relate to this! You already said you love your baby so try not to put so much pressure on yourself that it wasn't an 'overwhelming rush of love' because it grows and gets stronger each day.

If I'm being honest with myself, I don't think I truly bonded or felt a real sense of love until around 10 weeks. It's hard being responsible for a tiny human, you're sleep deprived and most of the time you're just sick with worry (I was anyway!).

You don't have to feel a certain way just because other people do. We're all different and get there at our own pace. I'm not a professional, but I do think it's completely normal. Keep going, you got this! But if you do really feel like you're struggling to bond, then reach out to your health visitor or doctor.

Mum
Mum of 1

I didn't get this overwhelming rush at all, and when I spoke to two of my mum friends about it they both said the same. I wouldn't worry, you already love him and it will grow over time. Now I have to stop myself from squeezing my little girl!