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Well, it’s been 16 weeks now since Keshav came into our lives and a fortnight since I last blogged about my Granny days.This is mainly because we’ve been dealing with the circadian rhythms of Keshav which has totally messed with ours. All studies say that infants start sleeping well the minute they turn 12 weeks old. Obviously their studies did not include Keshav because he wasn’t born yet! After dealing with a harrowing 6th week of screaming because of the tummy monster, the agonising pains of growing up in the eighth week ,we were looking forward to cruising along the nights from the twelfth week on. Continue reading

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Dealing with the Tummy Monster

I’ve been pretty quiet these past few days largely because we’ve been having a trying time with Keshav and his gas. Mother’s milk, while it is the best for a baby is also one of the reasons for a testy baby. Neesha was all set to nurse her baby for all of six months because the latest WHO reports show that babies who are exclusively breast fed have the best start in life. In countries like ours where runny tummys are quite the norm, breast feeding is the best way to avoid water borne diseases and the consequent risks of diarrhea, the number two culprit for infant mortality in tropical countries.┬áBut what people don’t tell you is that mother’s milk sweet as it is also causes a lot of gas and constant pain. Continue reading