• Baby,  Mommy

    Thoughts of a Formula Feeding Mom

    Over the course of the last year, I have spoken to a lot of women, and it has always been interesting and enlightening to hear so many different perspectives, and insights. And those who follow my blogs and posts know that I am a huge advocate for breastfeeding, and always encourage it. But I also like to listen to stories of moms who don’t, either as a choice or because they didn’t know any better. I must admit that there have been times I too have wondered why anyone would opt for formula, but listening to moms and their lives has changed my views. What matters is that the baby…

  • New Born

    Water or no Water?

    Now that my boy is growing (he’s almost 4months now), I am increasingly being told that I should probably give him some water. Living in Doha in the summer can be exhausting for adults, so the wee one must also be getting dehydrated right? WRONG. Breastfed or bottle-fed babies under 6 months need no water at all. Breastfed babies do not need even a drop, and for bottle fed babies, it isn’t a necessity either. No matter how hot it is. The baby gets the necessary hydration from the milk itself. Yes, it was a practice once upon a time where all babies were given water, sugar water even. And…