A bittersweet journey, highlight of my life: Breastfeeding Journey

Raksha Raghavan was born and raised in Bangalore before she moved to Singapore after marriage. She did her engineering in information technology and worked with IBM, Bangalore for around 2.5yrs. After moving to Singapore, she worked for BNP Paribas for 1.5 years before moving to London in the same job for another 2 yrs. Raksha later joined an American bank for 1.5 years before she went on her maternity leave.  After the government stipulated leave period of 12 months, she is back to building her career with JP Morgan. Raksha is an avid reader and a crochet artist. She also used to write a lot until a couple of years ago.

Apart from the above mentioned Raksha is a crusader for breastfeeding and is a certified Breastfeeding Mother Supporter. Continue reading “A bittersweet journey, highlight of my life: Breastfeeding Journey”

“Trust yourself and carry on”: Breastfeeding Journey

Sneha Dutta is an Electronics and Communications engineer by education. She was hired by Deloitte Consulting India Pvt Ltd straight from campus. In her 7.5 years with them, Sneha developed into a SAP Human Capital Management consultant. She had several short and long stints abroad but was based out of Hyderabad. Let’s hear it from her, “It was a different life. I was very performance oriented and devoted most of my time to work. Incidentally, the first day of office as a full time employee was when I also met the gentleman who would go on to be my husband.”
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“Let it always be your decision”: Breastfeeding Journey

Uma Bhalerao was born and brought up in Thane (Mumbai, India). She has done her Masters in French, specialising in Translations. She moved to Bangalore in 2006 where she began her career at the Alliance Francaise de Bangalore and later moved to her job at the French Consulate where she worked as the Assistant to the Consul General of France. Uma quit her job after her first born arrived and now she is a stay-at-home-mom (SAHM) to her two adorable sons, Siddharth and Trikay. Uma is a certified Babywearing Educator and does consultations from home to help caregivers learn about the concept of Babywearing. She also runs a small business – The Owl Mama, where she sells customised, hand knit products, designed and knit by her. Continue reading ““Let it always be your decision”: Breastfeeding Journey”

Breastfeeding and Migraines: Breastfeeding Journey

Dreamer. Technology Enthusiast. Marketer. Traveller. Potter were terms that Dhannya tried using to define herself. But then her daughter came along and motherhood gave her a new Avatar. Slowing down of the 10 years of corporate madness was a blessing in disguise, as it gave her fresh insights and enthusiasm to build https://www.mommypower.in/, a technology driven information platform for new age Indian moms. She now looks for technology led solutions that will make a mom’s life easier and will help her make better decisions for her child. Continue reading “Breastfeeding and Migraines: Breastfeeding Journey”

“Yes, we had a smooth journey”: Breastfeeding Journey

Divya Shori is a Marketing and PR professional. She has a career spanning 12 years and is currently working currently for a MNC which is into Management Consulting. Over the years, she has switched many hats from Support Service to IT to PMO and finally found her passion in Marketing and PR. Divya is a PGDBA in Marketing. She is a doting mother to a 2.5 year old girl, Vanshika.

1. You have had a fairly good breastfeeding journey right from the start till date. Tell us a little more about it.
I was a blank slate on the day my daughter was born. Vanshika was a great latch-er from day 1, so we didn’t face any issue. My milk supply has also always been consistent. Continue reading ““Yes, we had a smooth journey”: Breastfeeding Journey”

“Always listen to your instincts”: Breastfeeding Journey

Shyamala Sathiaseelan loves to travel and she considers herself a nomad. She finished her Engineering in Computer Science in 1994 from Coimbatore. Shyamala worked in the IT industry for 14 years before quitting her job to take care of her children. She tried her hand at teaching, interpreting and writing before she ended up becoming a lactation consultant (LC).

1. What was your first idea or thought about breastfeeding?
For me, breastfeeding was the only way to feed a baby. I had seen my aunts and cousins and two of my best buddies in Ireland breastfeed their babies. It showed me how easy life could be if I just stuck to breastfeeding. Continue reading ““Always listen to your instincts”: Breastfeeding Journey”

“Breastfeeding affected me only positively”: Breastfeeding Journey

Padmashri Shanmugaraj, lovingly known as Pallavi to her near and dear ones, is a Registered Dietitian with 14 years of progressive experience in patient counseling, Corporate Wellness Programs, content writing, academics as well as recruitment and training of dietitians. She holds a Post graduate Diploma in Dietetics & Hospital food Service from IHMCTAN, Mumbai and is the Managing Partner at Prime Health Consultants. Continue reading ““Breastfeeding affected me only positively”: Breastfeeding Journey”