Breastfeeding

Ready to wean your baby? 10 things to take note as you prepare for it.

Ready to Wean?

Ready to wean? Don’t be scared. Weaning can totally be a non-event. Go for slow weaning rather than cold turkey. It will be less traumatic for everyone. Here are 8 things you need to take note of as you prepare to transition to another season of motherhood. It can be a bittersweet event but it does not need to be traumatic.  Read more…

Is there a need to show so much skin while breastfeeding?!

So there was some publicity on breastfeeding over the local media : Woman breastfeeds baby at Raffles Place to take stand against workplace discrimination The topic is a noble one to take up for sure but because of the provocative styling of the photos, it is only expected that there will be supporters and detractors to […] Read more…

A little off

At a recent conference Henson and I attended recently, one of the speakers was described as being a little off because he was totally sold out for Jesus and His chosen people, the Jews. He was first led to leave his pastorate and eventually to participate in a growing global movement to bring the Jews […] Read more…

Militant or Enthusiastic?

I was thinking about this recently : being enthusiastic about certain things and choosing to walk against the tide can come across to some people as being militant rather than enthusiastic. The more it is against the norm, the louder (literally and figuratively) we tend to get since no one else is on our side. But this […] Read more…

Extended breastfeeding. Finally weaned at 34 months.

Weaned!

Once I couldn’t imagine it but now it has come and passed. I am no longer nursing. The “baby” has weaned at 34 months, just after CNY (January 2012). Can you believe it? I have been nursing since April 1998. Not long but not short either. It has been a wonderful journey. It is nice to have one’s body back to oneself though.  Read more…

Helpful Tip #6

The eat-play-sleep routine. Before you read further let me state upfront that babies are individual human beings, not robots. So while we try to stick to the eat-play-sleep routine mostly there will be days or even weeks where the routine gets thrown out of the window. The eat-play-sleep routine is very helpful for newborn babies […] Read more…

Dealing with thrush the natural way

Dealing with Thrush

It is said that thrush is often the result of taking antibiotics since antibiotics will kill off the good as well as the bad bacteria. But I have not taken antibiotics for years. And neither has the baby. So in my humble opinion, overdosing on sugary stuff can also cause an imbalance in the system and allow the bad bacteria to flourish with a vengeance. Read more…

Breastfeeding requires sacrifices. % things no one talks about/

Breastfeeding requires sacrifices

When I started breastfeeding more than 11 years ago, I didn’t know that breastfeeding requires sacrifices. Perhaps it was just as well that I had no clue. And today, 11 years down the road, I am still making the same sacrifices! 🙂 Women who breastfeed are a special lot! And I am proud to be friends with many of them. Read more…

Spitting Up Everywhere

This baby, like her 4 other siblings, spit up A LOT. So much that we always joke that we should have invested in some Kleenex shares 🙂 She spits up after each mursing session. Yes, we burp her. She still spits up A LOT. No, I am not exaggerating. I constantly smell of her spit up. […] Read more…

Hungry all the time!

Breastfeeding consumes lots of calories and one of the ways to entice new moms to persevere or at least try breastfeeding is to let them know that breastfeeding helps one lose one’s post partum weight much faster than if one didn’t breastfeed. But that’s not the point I am making with this post. 🙂 I […] Read more…

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