Most of the Babu’s child-bearing friends in India are still stuck with Spock or the New Bible of Parenting: What to Expect When You’re Expecting. Sandra Tsing Loh suggests in The Atlantic that they may be luckier than they realise. “Day Six of the Baby, bent double over the bed, I found myself frantically cracking back the spine of each new “what to expect” book, exposing its innards like two halves of some life-giving melon… Squatting on the bed, employing a four-part technique described somewhat differently in five books, I was trying to milk myself into a tiny, slightly rocking metal bowl with a gentle but firm, circular-sweeping, consistent-pressure, whoop, whoop, whoop motion—which, believe me, if you’ve never tried to do it, is a lot harder than it sounds.”

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