An enormous amount of time is spent preparing for labour and delivery, yet this usually happens within the space of about 24 hours. Parenting is for the rest of your life – you will never stop being a parent. It is probably the most important job you will ever do and yet you get the least amount of training. It’s not like a job where you can take a holiday. You are totally responsible for someone – perhaps for the first time in your life – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
While most parents easily bond with their babies, for some it can take time – weeks, or even months.
Chapter 1 Baby Basics