An Ode to My Breast Pump..

And just like that, my pumping journey has come to a close. I sold off my breast pump last week, and I think that made it real. It is funny, but I felt emotional giving it away. The only thing I asked was that she use it well, and stay committed in her journey to… Continue reading An Ode to My Breast Pump..

Interview with Vicky Honar, an IBCLC

Victoria WF Honar, a name very familiar to breastfeeding mothers in the Kingdom of Bahrain. And I am thrilled to be able to feature her on my blog – after all Bahrain is where I was born and raised. To celebrate World Breastfeeding Week 2017, here is my interview with Vicky Honar, an IBCLC –… Continue reading Interview with Vicky Honar, an IBCLC

My Breastfeeding Challenges

Most of you may know that I am a huge advocate for breastfeeding. Of course a mom has every right to choose her mode of feeding her baby – I completely will support the choices every mom makes for herself. But I do think breastfeeding deserves a 100% chance first. And because I am usually… Continue reading My Breastfeeding Challenges

The BSIM Story

She was inspired by a breastfeeding support group she was part of in Ireland. One new mom had an idea to help out other new mommies in her locality in Pune. And one thing led to another and it snowballed. In a very short time, the Breastfeeding Support for Indian Mothers has exploded into one… Continue reading The BSIM Story

Re-lactation – An Incredible Possibility

Breastfeeding is hard! It is one of the toughest tasks that a new mom goes through. No doubt about it, and often enough – the doubts involved – be it about low supply or about correct latch, or if the baby is getting enough – often plays with the minds of a breastfeeding mother. We… Continue reading Re-lactation – An Incredible Possibility

The Importance of Breastfeeding Awareness & Education

Breastfeeding is natural, and more importantly, it provides vital nutrition and nourishment for a newborn. But what many people forget is that it is also extremely difficult and that breastfeeding mothers need all the support they can get. From a lack of education and support to absence of well-equipped nursing rooms and constant judgement from everyone… Continue reading The Importance of Breastfeeding Awareness & Education

The Supplemental Nursing System

Moms breastfeed. That just seems to be the way life is supposed to be, and that is nature, right? Yes, but sometimes, it isn’t all roses and love and free flowing milk supply! And we look at one method moms use to feed – the supplemental nursing system. I have always maintained that breastfeeding is… Continue reading The Supplemental Nursing System

The Saga of A Pumping Mom

The joys of breastfeeding, the woes too! The saga of a pumping mom! It is 4am, and bubs has woken up for his feed. I am exhausted and there is nothing more I would rather do, than cuddle up with my boy (the little one 😉 ), feed him, and go back to sleep. But… Continue reading The Saga of A Pumping Mom

Breastfeeding: Pumping 101

If you are physically with the baby, the best is to feed directly, as it will also keep up your supply. I have a really good nursing cover, and I use that to feed my baby whenever and wherever discreetly. However, when that isn’t an option, for example, if you are going back to work, and… Continue reading Breastfeeding: Pumping 101

Breastfeeding – Supply. Supply. Supply.

One thing that constantly plays on a new mom’s mind is whether she will have enough supply of breast milk. Getting enough milk supply is always a concern for those of us who are breastfeeding. Once the baby has gained birthweight, the primary indication if baby is getting enough milk is the pee count. Babies… Continue reading Breastfeeding – Supply. Supply. Supply.