Jacqui Lockington got a rude shock when she became a first time mum. She had dreamed of her baby for years before he came along and it wasn’t at all what she expected.
The reality of parenting
Jacqui’s parenting dream rapidly became a nightmare as she and baby Jack struggled with breastfeeding. His cries of hunger seemed like they would never end. This combined with sleepless nights and physical pain and Jacqui soon became detached from little Jack and she began to think of him as “it”.
“I was a wreck, but so determined to be the perfect mother… my friends with babies were telling me what a breeze motherhood was. I felt completely exhausted, and utterly alone.”
That’s when she realized she had to talk to somebody and called PlunketLine.