Mom Guilt

Despite all of my work in Scholars, I frequently find myself feeling “mom guilt” for not doing everything I possibly can for my baby. Some examples: She is about to turn 1 and I am ready to stop breastfeeding, but I feel guilt because I know that theoretically I could continue until she’s 2 (like the health organizations suggest) if I just try harder.

Similarly, sometimes I feel guilt for being distracted when I’m with her or for not varying her home cooked meals enough. I guess somewhere in me there’s a thought of “I’m not a good enough mother if I’m not doing everything I physically emotionally and mentally could do for my daughter.” I don’t place the same judgements on friends, just myself. Any advice?