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There is a specific moment when a mother connects with her child and that is engraved in her memory forever! It can be the first time when she holds the little one in her arms, when her child smiles looking at her or even it could be when for the first time, her baby calls her ‘mumma’. Every woman has a different journey of motherhood and the experiences she has on the way is cherished by her throughout life. It was almost a year back when Ankita Bhargava had embraced motherhood with the arrival of a little angel in her life, Mehr Patel. Ahead of her daughter’s first birthday, she reveals her first night experience with Mehr and what connected them. (Also Read: Ankita Bhargava Talks About Postpartum Depression, Reveals How Being Creative Had Helped Her [Video])
It was in December 2019, when Karan Patel and Ankita Bhargava were visited by the stork with their little bundle of joy, Mehr Patel. Post becoming a mother, Ankita had started her Instagram page, Love Messy Munchkins, wherein she talks about her pregnancy and motherhood journey. From her experience with rainbow pregnancy to the cravings and her birth plan, Ankita has been sharing her experiences with Mehr and learnings from her decisions on her IG handle. For instance, a few days ago, Ankita had posted the first picture with her newborn as they had taken her home from the hospital.
Now, Ankita Bhargava shared her experience of her first night with newborn daughter, Mehr Patel, on the official handle of Love Messy Munchkins. Revealing when the picture was taken and what she was told about breastfeeding, Ankita began her note with “My First Night As A Mother. It was 3am when I took this picture. I wanted to remember this moment. This emotion. This connection. This Blessing. I have realised that most often than not people land up scarring /scaring U with advises that were meant to help u to begin with. But my approach is to cross the bridge when it comes in all walks of life! My C section went absolutely stunningly wonderful and i was hale and hearty just a tad but tired cos of meeting all the guests but otherwise i was very much upbeat! The next challenge was BREASTFEEDING! I was told by so many people that breastfeeding is- Complicated, Tiring, Luck based, Difficult. I was also told that Breastfeeding is- Not for everyone, Should be regulated, Should be complimented with formula, Should be given in a bottle.”
Recalling how she felt connected with Mehr when she latched for the first time and her decisions regarding her daughter’s breastfeeding, Ankita Bhargava continued, “My instinct said, Every mother and child are different, Lemme figure how Mehr and I do as a team first! When Mehr latched for the first time, It felt like a jigsaw puzzle just got completed! We were in sync. We were complete. We had a give and take. She knew me and I knew her! From that day onwards and till date Mehr and I are walking hand in hand on our breastfeeding journey! Right from the start I had decided on the following- Feed on demand, Feed to calm them down, Feed to pacify, Feed to give them protection, Feed to give them security. Trust me it wont become a habit thats gonna go outta control!” (Also Read: Ankita Bhargava Reveals How And Why She Had Opted For A C-Section Delivery, Shares Her Birth Plan)
Concluding her note with how she believes that this idea helps a baby grow up to be confident and independent beings, Ankita Bhargava wrote, “I believe this makes lil babies feel so secured that they grow up to be totally confident & independent individuals. The whole idea that they r loved and cared for gets deep into their system and starts running in their conscious and subconscious minds way into their adulthood too! This is not to take away from mothers who willingly or unwillingly chose not to breastfeed! This is just my journey and with this i hope that i can propagate the positive affects of breastfeeding not just on their lil bodies but also their entire beings! P.S Breast feeding or not You are doing a kickass job Mamma! Keep shining! Love, Ankita Bhargava #breastfeeding #breastfeedingmom #consiousmind #subconsciousmind #babies #feedondemand #mammawarriors.”
A few days ago, Ankita Bhargava had posted a picture with Mehr Patel as the little one was reading a book to her mommy and surrounded by her toys. Ankita was in awe of her little one and revealing a truth about her life, had written, “I mustn’t have read as many books in my entire life time as many as I am reading now with Mehr #truthbetold” in the caption. (Also Read: Anita Hassanandani On Her Decision Of Embracing Motherhood At 39, Believes It To Be A 'Woman's Call')
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