Post delivery, some things have been happening regularly.
Some 10 people ask me about the state of my breasts and whether I am lactating enough, almost every day.
At least five people ask me why I am walking when I try to get out of my house for a breather.
Even if I step out onto my balcony for a few minutes, there are at least three neighbours asking me why I am standing in the cold wind.
My house help asks me every day why I don’t have a cloth tightly tied around my stomach or a scarf around my head.
Every day, at least five people advise me on how I should be sitting and standing and lying down.
There are at least five other people who inquire after the kind of diet I am on, every day.
The problem with these recommendations is that most of them are conflicting with each other. Some are delivered with an ‘You evil mommy, you! You don’t do what is best for your baby!’ look.
Dealing with all of this is more difficult than it was dealing with the pregnancy and the delivery. 🙂 In the midst of this madness, I am trying my best to go with my gut feeling and to do what feels right to me.
One good thing that has happened from all these suggestions and advice is that I have discovered ‘Antu Unde‘, a Kannadiga delicacy that is, apparently, a must in the diet of new mothers.
This is one bit of advice I haven’t minded receiving, for the laddoos are extremely delicious.
If you are a new mother yourself, please do get yourself some of these unde. Well, get some even if you aren’t a new mother. They are lovely!