Meet the Amma 

I gained 20 plus kilos - during my pregnancy, everyone around me was happy with my progress and kept telling me I would have a round munchkin. I believed them.

Both me and the Mr. would dream of a bubbly ball of marshmallow smiling at us. A smile that would pierce thr...

September 11, 2017

Kamana Gautam is a mother of two – a tandem Baby-wearing Mom, a lactation counselor, a natural birther and a breastfeeder. With a massive following on social media, her posts resonate with mothers and others who react with love and comments. I’ve been following her for...

One of the ladies I met in the park at random asked me," Do you still breastfeed your child?". 

I replied instantly "Yes sometimes, why not?"

I wish I could have clicked her reaction that was a rather scandalized one. 

"Don't you know there is no benfit of...

This picture (below) was otherwise meant to be a late post from a recent trip to continue documenting our nursing journey. I normally let some amount of naysaying slide and don't preach the virtues of extended breastfeeding to an immature audience. Something happened a...

August 31, 2016

When Somu was born he was not latching and I was badly lacerated and exhausted.
It was very challenging. My mother and husband were the only people there to help me.  
The nurses were very supportive and helpful too.
My son, Somu had elevated bilirubin levels, and...

August 9, 2016

Breastfeeding was a challenge for me and my babe, right from the start it did not feel like it was meant to be. It started soon after Advika was born on a cold blurry winter morning in February of 2014. I had a quick an easy labour, and she popped out beautifully, curi...

August 6, 2016

One of the few things I had decided when I was pregnant was that I would exclusively breastfeed till my baby turns one.But is it possible in an ultra conservative place like Saudi Arabia where people stare at you even if your headscarf is not proper or if you have tint...

August 3, 2016

Nursing your 2-year old?
There are high chances that you would have heard eloquent (but ill-informed)  lectures on why you should immediately wean your child.
"He will never leave your breast", said one.
"He is so thin because he feeds too much and does not eat" said...

One of my two fears regarding chid rearing was if I will ever be able to breastfeed (the second one being if I would sleep through my baby's cries).
For some weird reason, I was always put off by the thought of breastfeeding.
Don't get me wrong.
I had no issues with an...

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