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Motherhood is a life-changing experience. It is a constant, roller-coaster ride. Parenting entails a lot of learning, I remember being clueless about so many things. Like, what to eat during pregnancy, how to pack my hospital bag, how to pump and store excess breastmilk, what solids to start, and so on.

I was really fortunate to find the right people who lovingly guided me through the initial part of this journey with their invaluable experience and advice!

My mother – a treasure trove of traditional childcare wisdom
My prenatal teacher – a staunch promoter of minimum interventional delivery and exclusive breastfeeding
My doctor friends – demystifying anything related to childcare which requires medical expertise
My group of fellow moms – who trod the path a few months or years before me

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Cloth diapering is an age-old tradition in India that we inherited from our mothers and mothers-in-law. Many generations have begun their parenting journey with traditional cloth diapers, popularly called langots. But like some childcare traditions, [...]

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