Being a mother can be a tough job, especially if it’s your first child and your family is either too far or too old to lend a helping hand. Sure, you’ve read countless parenting magazines since you saw a positive on the pregnancy test kit, your friends and family have been giving you all kinds of advice, and your parents and in-laws have been nagging you about superstitious stuffs on what you should and shouldn’t do. Then when the baby arrives, you realize that parenthood isn’t that simple, it’s a lot easier to talk the talk than to walk the walk – you’re overwhelmed by the new responsibility of a newborn who won’t seem to stop screaming, everything’s in a mess, you’re constantly told you’re not allowed to walk and all the other midwife tales, and before you know it, you’re suffering from postnatal blues. My experience with my first child wasn’t a sweet one; I had absolutely no help at all that doesn’t involve some ridiculously unhygienic midwife tales. So I turned to the next best thing – the Internet. Yes I’m aware that not everything on the Internet can be trusted (Google has been a great help, actually), so I discovered the next, next best thing – Facebook Groups. Say all the bad things you want about Facebook (I agree by the way), but the social network has got the best support groups for mothers and best of all, they have localized content with Malaysian (and even Singaporean) mothers sharing their experience with one another. It’s beautiful. There are plenty of support groups for mothers on Facebook from tips on pregnancy to parenting advice to breastfeeding guide, and there are even multiple groups you can join to buy or sell new and used item. After all, being new parents can be taxing to your income and using preloved items isn’t as bad as it sounds. So, if you have children, are expecting your first child, know of a friend who is a first time mum or even if your wife is expecting your first child, hit the break to see some of the recommended Facebook support groups for mothers – some are daddy-friendly too !
The Best Malaysian Facebook Support Groups