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
One of the most important aspects of parenting is to keep an open mind. Understand that different parents do things differently than you. And something that is gaining popularity, but not something I have (as yet) considered for myself is cloth diapering. I realized there are many mommies like me, who probably are not quite… Continue reading Impressions from a cloth-diapering mommy..
You know, in the Indian subcontinent, during earlier days, once a baby is born, the couple’s life sort of ends there. Life then starts revolving around just the baby, and the emphasis moves from being a couple, to being mom and dad. Ofcourse, the baby needs to take centerstage, no doubt! But it is equally… Continue reading Intimacy Matters…
Everywhere we look these days, it is primarily upsetting news. We cannot flip through the telly or even check Facebook without coming across the horrors facing this world. From bombs to gunfire, and kidnappings to plane crashes, the horror stories are endless. What is alarming is the fact that human brutality seems to be on… Continue reading A Hope For Tomorrow…
I am fairly sick and tired of women being undermined, and being told they cannot breastfeed due to whatever reasons. I fail to understand why some people feel compelled to tell a woman that they should supplement with formula, rather than supporting her breastfeeding journey. A breastfeeding mom needs all the support in the world.… Continue reading Breastfeeding 101
Back home in Kerala (and other parts of the Indian subcontinent, and some parts of Asia, and Africa), the cultural norm is that the woman gets confined to her home for 30-40days after delivery, with a woman caretaker, who will come and bath and massage mom and baby every day. In Kerala, this massage is… Continue reading Postpartum Care – Massages
“Oh my God! Your baby is so young – just two months old. How can you leave such a wee one and go back to work?” Haven’t we all – working mamas – heard this. How many of us have had to deal with this question from relatives, friends, or even the house-help? All of… Continue reading To Work or Not to Work?
The one person who tends to be forgotten during this is the father of the child, the husband, the man who started the whole journey if you know what I mean ;P It annoys me when people say mom and baby are doing well. What about the dad? He is an equal partner in the… Continue reading The Half Month Mark – The Unsung Hero
All of us are born with an in-built sense of vanity. We want to look good, and each of us have an idea of how we can accentuate how we look in order to give our appearance the best shot. But when pregnancy starts, our priorities change and a lot of women let themselves go.… Continue reading Pregnancy – Gaining Weight