Breastfeeding vs. Formula Feeding

I am a proud breastfeeding momma. But I DON'T think formula feeding moms are lesser moms or that they are doing wrong by their babies. I think however you choose to feed your baby, all moms are doing the very best they can; giving it all they've got, doing what they feel is best for… Continue reading Breastfeeding vs. Formula Feeding

Slow-weight-gainer…

When I took my baby for her 4 month vaccine her pediatrician said that she is not gaining weight fast enough. And even though she was still in the lower green percentile (and not in the underweight zone) it was worrying because she might begin to drop to the orange/red range if she continued gaining… Continue reading Slow-weight-gainer…

Breast Milk, Child and Gut Microbes; more Reasons to Breastfeed

Did you know that a study worked out by three researchers at the University of California, Davis has discovered an important connection in the three-way relationship between mother, child and gut microbes? They have found that a particular strain of bacterium found in baby's gut possesses special genes that enable it to thrive on the… Continue reading Breast Milk, Child and Gut Microbes; more Reasons to Breastfeed

Stay at Home Working Mom

I've been writing from home for one whole month now! It's been quite a feat freelancing with a baby who needs constant attention and care. But I'm glad I started working again. It's very little work I've been doing, but it still makes me feel like I have accomplished something (not that any Stay at… Continue reading Stay at Home Working Mom

3 month-old Breastfed Baby Schedule (guide)

At three months old, Ahalya has grown accustom to a somewhat reliable schedule. Some days it all goes according to plan. Other days, especially when she's going through a growth spurt or a wonder week, it's a disaster. She even wakes up in the middle of the night for a feed. I haven't included this… Continue reading 3 month-old Breastfed Baby Schedule (guide)

Breastfeeding; look no hands!

Free! Free! My arms are finally free!!! My baby can now feed without my hands supporting her head or my breast. It was impossible to breastfeed my little girl without holding my breast away from her nose with one hand (so she wouldn't suffocate) and the other supporting her neck in place (it wasn't steady… Continue reading Breastfeeding; look no hands!

What you need to know about Breastfeeding

When I was pregnant, so many women told me that breastfeeding was hard (it is one of the major reasons for moms to switch from breastfeeding to formula), that it didn't come naturally and was a painful and trying experience. The rest of the world, including all healthcare professionals I came across -pre and post… Continue reading What you need to know about Breastfeeding

Baby Growth Spurts

My baby is going through another growth spurt. When she was 2-3 weeks old, was her first. I freaked out and didn't know what was going on. She was fussy, cried for hours even when she was being fed, pulled off and on the breast, slept less, was irritable and cranky and very, very clingy.… Continue reading Baby Growth Spurts

Breastfeeding Facts

An article shared by a fellow mom on Facebook offered some fascinating insight into breastfeeding and I thought I would share it with you. It explained that when a baby suckles at its mother's breast, a vacuum is created. And within that vacuum, the infant's saliva is sucked back into the mother's nipple, where receptors… Continue reading Breastfeeding Facts

Introducing the Bottle & Storing Brestmilk

Initially when we tried offering pumped breast milk in a bottle, our little one wasn't too happy. She fussed cried and refused it taking only a drop or two. The second time was better, and then each day it became easier (I pumped and my husband fed her once a day, at night). It's said… Continue reading Introducing the Bottle & Storing Brestmilk