• Let's Talk Breast Feeding,  New Born,  Well Being

    Breastfeeding 101

    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. A breastfeeding mom is fragile, and is constantly worried whether she will be able to have enough, or if she will fail miserably and let her baby suffer in the process. What she needs is reassurance and to be told that she is doing the right thing. But there are some things that a new…

  • Let's Talk Breast Feeding,  New Born

    The Half Month Mark – Breastfeeding

    Of course I knew that this was not going to be easy but little did I fathom how bloody difficult it actually was going to be. I mean come on!! As mammals, as mothers, this should come naturally to me, right? Wrong! Absolutely wrong. At the hospital, I did have skin to skin, and he did have a drink within the first 40minutes he was born. So that was A GOOD START. But during the time I was in the hospital, I did need help from the nurses to have him LATCH. But I pegged that down to exhaustion – after all, I had just had a baby. But even after…

  • Mommy,  Pregnancy

    Childbirth Education – A Must

    As women, we grow up hearing a lot about pregnancy and childbirth. And when we get pregnant, we can easily drown under an avalanche of well-meaning advices. A lot of which may be true, but a lot can also just be old wives tales. And caring for yourself, and for a newborn is an evolutionary world. There are constant researches and new developments that your own moms and aunties and other friends with babies may not be aware of. And this is one of the main reasons one should attend a childbirth education class at least once during the first pregnancy. You might already know a lot, but there is…