Mom and babyNo one--and I mean no one--can prepare you for the monumental life changes that happen when you become a mother, but dang it if looking back we don't all wish that there were some things we would have known as new mamis. For example, the following ...

Read more ¿Qué más?: 10 Lies all moms tell themselves

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That newborns can lose weight 1

That newborns can lose weight

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It's normal for breastfed babies to lose as much as 10 percent of their birth weight and even formula fed babies can experience weight loss, but that doesn't stop new moms from panicking. 

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That breastfeeding is freakin' hard 2

That breastfeeding is freakin' hard

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Seasoned mothers make nursing look easy, but if you've never done it before, it can be really hard. Don't be afraid to ask for help from your doctor or a lactation consultant. 

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That bottle feeding is no piece of cake 3

That bottle feeding is no piece of cake

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Bottle feeding isn't all that easy either, especially if you have to leave the house and make sure you have enough supplies for the baby while you are out. 

That sleep is not guaranteed 4

That sleep is not guaranteed

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I can't stress this enough: sleep deprivation SUCKS. You never know when you will get uninterrupted sleep when you are a new mom, it's rarer than a chupacabra siting. 

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That your hair is going to fall out 5

That your hair is going to fall out

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That luxurious mane of hair you had while pregnant is going to leave you. During pregnancy, increased levels of estrogen keeps your hair in the growing stage and you lose very little. Once the baby is born, all the hair that was hangin' on will start falling out. It's okay, you're not going bald, your body is just getting back to normal. 

That mommy brain is real 6

That mommy brain is real

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Remember when you used to be able to remember things? Ha! Once you become a mami you get what is called "mommy brain" and you'll have to start writing things down if you don't want to forget them. 

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That you’ll be terrified 7

That you’ll be terrified

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Having someone's precious little life in your hands will make you experience terror like you've never experienced it before. Breathe. 

That you’ll need new clothes 8

That you’ll need new clothes

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Even if you do get back to your pre-pregnancy weight, your body changes and your clothes might not fit the way they used to. Good excuse to buy some new clothes, ¿qué no? 

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That laundry will take over your life 9

That laundry will take over your life

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Laundry will take over your life! It will threaten to take over your home if you don't stay on top of it. 

That no stage lasts forever 10

That no stage lasts forever

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No matter how overwhelmed you are during any stage of motherhood, remember that it will not last forever. You will get through it. 

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That babies and children are resilient 11

That babies and children are resilient

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Babies are precious, delicate creatures, but fortunately with care they are designed to survive the little mistakes you might make.