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These 18 Moms Confess How It Feels To Lack A Connection With Their New Baby
Becoming a new mom is stressful and exciting. This period is typically a joyous time for a mother, where she bonds with her newborn baby. Despite what you've heard, not every pregnancy is the same. For many women, the connection they have with their child isn't instant. Some women have long stretches of time where they don't feel like connect with or love their child. These feelings can make any woman feel horrible, as these confessions show. Follow along as moms reveal what it's really like when their connection to their baby isn't instant.

You're not alone.

I'm a horrible mom. I spend all day and night with my newborn and I still don't feel a connection with her.


It's more common than you think.

Almost half of new mothers don't feel an automatic connection to their newborn. That doesn't mean anything is wrong with the mother. I remind myself this daily :/

Cancún, Quintana Roo, MX

So hard.

My husband thinks I'm being lazy because I don't want to feed our newborn. The truth is, I don't feel an emotional connection towards her nor do I have any desire to be around her. I'm messed up.


Sometimes it takes a little longer.

My daughter will be 3 months old this week.

It's not that I don't care about her, but I feel no connection to her whatsoever. I don't love her and I hate myself for it.

Miamisburg, Ohio, US

Every pregnancy is different.

I feel guilty for the warm and fuzzy feelings I have for my newborn. I had ppd with my first child and didn't get that connection at all :(

Lakeland, Florida, US

It will get better soon.

My whole pregnancy was awful. Now I don't feel any connection to my daughter. I try my best to take care of her, but when she cries I feel nothing.

New Caney, Texas, US