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Lakshmy Ramanathan

Lakshmy Ramanathan

Lakshmy Ramanathan is the author of For Bumpier Times: An Indian Mother's Guide to 101 Pregnancy and Childcare Practices.

BABY STEPS

Breast milk and allergies

My childhood friend with whom I had spent countless summers plucking mangoes called

By Lakshmy Ramanathan November 01, 2020

Facts about frequent nursing

I USED TO NURSE my child frequently—almost 12 times a day with roughly 90 to 120

By Lakshmy Ramanathan March 07, 2020

Is your milk enough for the baby?

A MOTHER'S MILK is capable of satisfying her baby's nutritional requirements. Even

By Lakshmy Ramanathan February 15, 2020

Helping the baby home

IN THE ANIMAL kingdom, newborns reach for their mother’s milk on their own. Only if

By Lakshmy Ramanathan January 24, 2020

Fatty diet, fatty milk?

WHEN MY CHILD was born, my husband did not swoon like the faint-hearted man I had

By Lakshmy Ramanathan January 11, 2020

Milking liquid gold

THIS AUGUST, a breastfeeding report card was released based on the information

By Lakshmy Ramanathan December 07, 2019

Golden hour

THEY SAY, and it is proven without doubt, that a lot can happen between a mother and

By Lakshmy Ramanathan November 16, 2019

In a gold spot

WE OFTEN ask our parents what sort of a baby we were. Were we adorable or

By Lakshmy Ramanathan November 02, 2019

Forty day funda

WHEN I HAD just given birth to my daughter, I was constantly told to stay away from

By Lakshmy Ramanathan October 05, 2019

Bathing the baby

WHEN I WAS researching for my book, a grandmother from Kolhapur got in touch with

By Lakshmy Ramanathan September 14, 2019

The 40-day diet

NEW MOTHERS, especially in the four southern states, follow a form of regimented

By Lakshmy Ramanathan August 24, 2019

More to paan than just masala

COMING FROM a south Indian household, I grew up watching every ceremony conclude

By Lakshmy Ramanathan August 03, 2019

Amazing ajwain

There are a lot of traditional practices that surround pregnancy and infant care in

By Lakshmy Ramanathan July 20, 2019

Magical methi

INCLUSION OF fenugreek (methi) seeds in some form or the other in a new mother’s

By Lakshmy Ramanathan June 29, 2019

Getting back in shape

I RECENTLY received a mail from a young mother about her struggle with losing

By Lakshmy Ramanathan June 15, 2019
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