• Let's Talk Breast Feeding,  Mommy,  mommydil

    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 breastfeed. Pumping! Sigh. Yay I don’t have to do it anymore, but yeah, closing a chapter is always bittersweet. This is my tribute! (Am I loony or what?). An Ode to My Breast Pump All those long nights I stayed awake, Your buzzing my only company when everyone slept. Giving me reason and strength To…

  • Let's Talk Breast Feeding,  Mommy

    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 the tingling nagging voice at the back of my head refuses to shut up, and explains that if I don’t get up and pump, then my baby might not have enough for the next day – even though I had a few packs in the fridge. So with a sigh, and a heave ho, I…

  • 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…

  • Let's Talk Breast Feeding,  Mommy,  New Born

    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 you are keen on breastfeeding, you will definitely need to pump. Pumping has really been great for me as it allows me to ensure my baby is solely breastfed. PUMPING 101 – BUYING A BREASTPUMP There is a multitude of breast pumps available in the market, many of which are expensive, and it is quite…

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