Welcome! Allow me to introduce myself.
I’m Dr Hemapriya, also lovingly referred to as the ‘Doctor Mom’. I am a qualified medical practitioner and certified child nutritionist, Mom to two adorable kids -a boy and a girl – and wife to a Paediatric Cardiac Surgeon. I live in the temple city of Madurai, in the beautiful South Indian state of Tamil Nadu.
The first thing you should know about me is this – I’m not a parenting expert.
In fact, I’m not sure that I even believe in the idea of ‘parenting experts.’ I’m an engaged, imperfect parent and a passionate researcher. I’m an experienced mapmaker and a progressing traveler. I stumble, I improvise and I somehow find my way through. Like many of you, parenting is by far my boldest and most daring adventure.
I have been where many of you are now, wondering what, when and how to feed the baby, what kind of diapers to choose, whether to co-sleep or not and all other challenges that parents across the world face on a daily basis. I had my share of anxiety and apprehensions – all this in spite of being a qualified doctor!
Being on my own didn’t help. I sorely missed the support and valuable advice of my extended family, and often second guessed every parenting decision I made.
That’s when I realized that there’s no tried and tested formula for parenthood – you learn as you go. That’s the only way to find out for sure what works and what doesn’t. Being from a medical background helped me explore the cause of the problem and design a workable solution for it. And I also roped in my experienced family members for their wealth of information.
So whether it’s weaning, toilet training or handling a toddler tantrum – I am now confident enough now to help out new parents who’re in the same situation I used to be in. I think I’ve found the right balance between traditional wisdom and modern research and this golden mean is my solution to everything!
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Weaning Worries or Picky Eaters? Here’s Help!
I’m guessing that one of the reasons you’re here is because you’re having trouble with feeding your child. Maybe you’re at a loss about how to start solids for your infant. Or perhaps you’re wondering when’s the right time to stop breastfeeding. Maybe your 18 month old has decided to survive on potatoes and potatoes alone. Trust me, I’ve been through all this and more!
So don’t you worry at all – whatever challenge you’re going through, we have solutions for it. We’ll help you with:
- Feeding your baby traditional foods, even if you live away from your extended family and home
- Starting solids for your baby step by step, introducing the right foods at every age
- Overcoming feeding issues like not chewing, teething or food strike
- Handling toddlers’ picky eating and ensuring they get all the nutrients they need
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