Lakshmy Ramanathan is the author of For Bumpier Times: An Indian Mother's Guide to 101 Pregnancy and Childcare Practices.
When a friend had her baby, her help used to squeeze the newborn’s nipples while
AT BIRTH, my nose didn’t look anything like the sharp, aquiline ones in the family.
WHEN MY DAUGHTER was a newborn, I was sold on using kitchen staples as soap. Spoons
Baby massages are an art and science with a mind-boggling set of benefits, both real
When my child was a newborn, she would tuck in her legs and rest her knees on her
READER RESPONSE to my last column on baby massage was interesting, to say the least!
One of my closest friends returned to India last year, heavily pregnant and hyper
IN MAY, the WHO came out with a wonderful 2D hand-drawn animation video by a
When expecting, one’s belly is not the only part of the body expanding; our abdomen
My childhood friend with whom I had spent countless summers plucking mangoes called
I USED TO NURSE my child frequently—almost 12 times a day with roughly 90 to 120
A MOTHER'S MILK is capable of satisfying her baby's nutritional requirements. Even
IN THE ANIMAL kingdom, newborns reach for their mother’s milk on their own. Only if
WHEN MY CHILD was born, my husband did not swoon like the faint-hearted man I had
THIS AUGUST, a breastfeeding report card was released based on the information