Lakshmy Ramanathan is the author of For Bumpier Times: An Indian Mother's Guide to 101 Pregnancy and Childcare Practices.
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
THEY SAY, and it is proven without doubt, that a lot can happen between a mother and
WE OFTEN ask our parents what sort of a baby we were. Were we adorable or
WHEN I HAD just given birth to my daughter, I was constantly told to stay away from
WHEN I WAS researching for my book, a grandmother from Kolhapur got in touch with
NEW MOTHERS, especially in the four southern states, follow a form of regimented
COMING FROM a south Indian household, I grew up watching every ceremony conclude
There are a lot of traditional practices that surround pregnancy and infant care in
INCLUSION OF fenugreek (methi) seeds in some form or the other in a new mother’s
I RECENTLY received a mail from a young mother about her struggle with losing
RIGHT AFTER I gave birth to my child, my mother-in-law asked me to go easy on water.