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  • Does your baby have fussy evenings?

  • Are you concerned about your baby or toddler's sleep patterns?

If you are looking at the internet for answers, know that the Internet is flooded with inappropriate information about training babies to sleep.

Dr Sreenath, our guest today himself had to face numerous issues and found little to no help in the solutions available in the market some 11 years ago.

The situation has not changed much. We look out for answers when sometimes the answers are there with us. Our Indian culture and many other cultures of the world knew how to work with the changing needs of the babies. So, he looked out for indigenous solutions, read various studies and research papers to finally arrive at a few practical remedies that can be incorporated without the worry of the side-effects of the medicines because all these methods were natural.

For example, in this conversation he explains how nebulizers are not for every child, irrespective of this, it is now being prescribed as the first solution. He explains how parents with the right products and some education can prevent normal physiological cough and cold from aggravating and thereby ensuring reduced trouble for babies and parents alike.

He also speaks about how the various sleep training methods that include crying of the baby are suggestive of treating a baby , a whole human , like a machine, incapable of thinking for itself or feel in the least. This is not gentle and it is not developmentally healthy as well. In this episode, our expert, Dr Sreenath, walks us through some common questions regarding baby sleep, helping calm a fussy baby, reduce colic or working with nasal congestion , swinging , swaddling and holistically treating baby sleep and more. Dr Sreenath has done an extensive study on natural and indigenous methods that make parenting easier in the earlier days. Coming from his own experience of not just being able to find a suitable but 'convenient' solution for sleep issues, when he became a dad, he decided to find the answers himself and built Nasobuddy , a baby products company essentially started to solve Sleep Issues in Children and has now been helping women with other issues including breastfeeding. He also answers a few community questions ! If you answered the insta poll where I collected question for him and are a part of my community who sought an answer, hear this out now!

You will hear us discuss:

  • Natural Remedies for Cough, Cold and Colic

  • Indigenous methods for encouraging baby sleep

  • Swaddling or not

  • Soothing babies

  • Sleep training or not

and more...

Download the transcript here:

EP87 Dr Sreenath Nasobuddy
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About the guest: Dr Sreenath is an experienced dentist and entrepreneur with 16 years of clinical experience. He is the visionary founder of Nasobuddy®, a brand born from a simple yet profound idea: making parenting easier and safer. Along with Mr Giridharan, a childhood friend and MBA graduate, they started Nasobuddy®, which specializes in offering natural, evidence-based solutions to common parenting concerns, providing parents with peace of mind. He also holds the title of a sleep expert. His dedication extends to helping babies sleep better, further emphasizing his commitment to improving the well-being of families through his diverse expertise and innovative solutions. When he's not busy with all of that, Sreenath is happily married to Janani and is also a loving dad to an 11-year-old son.

A Story of Meconium Birth | Short Labor | Transition at home | Going Past Due Date

Four is often a gang ! Sameha and I became friends in College, shifted rooms to become room mates. We were four of us with two other girls who shared a room together. Together we formed a gang!

She was always my critical thinker, my logical half and is till date. Her logic came handy also during shopping and trust me needed that logic so much when spending , haha. More than a decade later, we are still friends , connected through social apps and sharing our big and low moments on and off, motherhood stories and often boring yet glittering family details.

Even before Sameha was expecting, she had heard of Sanctum Birth Center from me. Her mind was made up. When she began visiting them, she would often text me or call me explaining, how the care was so different from a hospital. Midwifery care always is , which is the primary reason I took up traditional midwifery training because I could not see women suffering at the hands of the medical system any more, I wanted to be the backup, the answer, the medical system unfortunately is is worsening its standards every day.

Anyhow, our conversations were centered around her Lamaze Classes and I was training to be a Childbirth Educator back then and began offering Lamaze Classes in Delhi soon after.

I remember her ask me, Divya I feel tired everynow and then, I do not explicitly workout , will that have an impact on my desire of a normal birth. I would wonder and tell her to trust her body , women do not need to grind themselves in Pregnancy for a natural birth. It does help but listening to the body does more and you would see that in her story where she was already transitioning and was thinking it should get more intense but baby was already coming.

Birth is more an emotional process than physical . Your body knows what to do, the mind needs to learn to work with it!

Okay and the baby was already coming, Sameha was home. She then realised she needs to go to the birth center which was at around 2 in the night still an hour away. (Secret- distance to your health center does not matter)

And baby had already passed meconium for two hours, what happened next? You should hear it from her in her own words....

  • Writer's pictureDivya Kapoor

Before , deciding on writing about the next podcast episode, I had opened Netflix to entertain myself and ofcourse decided against it. I am in a romantic autumn mood as I write this, smiling joyously having finished editing Sara and Khan's free birth story.

Over our recordings which were numerous , there was definitely a beautiful connection established, I can imagine them talking to me, explaining how home births were our Indian culture and how so much has been lost with time. The chirpy Zion cooing between conversations or crying out loud to call on mama and papa.

Sara and Khan became pregnant in 2020, right around the time Covid was fading in India and with this foreigners were being asked to go back. Sara is from Sweden and Khan is from Kerala. Sara decided to knock at the gates of the hospital for the required paper work needed for Visa and other formalities. She always intuitively knew hospitals are not health friendly but was open to explore.

The kind of treatment she was met with in the hospital further cemented her faith in nature and her body and they continued with their plan to birth at home.

Initially, they did a search for a local midwife also called 'Dai' in India and could not find anyone but they say when you really want something, you find a way to it. They found Tapasya and took Childbirth Classes from her which included readying themselves for Birth and any emergency situation.

Oh I wish to go and speak about the entire experience, but it would be unfair not even half as mesmerizing as it is to hear in their own voice.

In this episode , we discuss:

  • Medical System's view of a person based on stats as against the individual person.

  • How Sara and Khan decided to Free Birth?

  • Their preparation for it and the emergencies

  • Detailed description of labor and birth

  • Detailed description of the birth of placenta

Listen to the first part of their story here:

Get your headphones on, continue what you are doing and enjoy!

You can also enroll in our next batch of Childbirth Classes! Click here to enroll

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