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Messenger: JAH Child Sent: 12/24/2014 1:04:05 PM

Seen Sistren, I just read this recent comment.
Wow, all I have to say about the 26 year old sistren... Haha I would not even know what to do about that either. I think the I acted very righteously asking to do some baking or other helping. If they can't respect that, they are the ones suffering from their own misunderstanding.
Bless sistren, keep Iya head up =)

Messenger: Jah Vario Sent: 12/24/2014 5:48:57 PM

Blessed Love to one and all, ini hold a Joy to see the pure in hearts come forward and strenghten each other in this time, i know also how it is to feel completely different from the rest of world but in time ini see that our different is a good good thing and nothing couldnt change that, you are who you are no matter what you are called and you are choosen because your are Good and you Love God so continue to ask HIM for Guidance And him will show you Give thanks!

Holy Emmanuel I Selassie JAH! Rastafari!

Messenger: JAH Child Sent: 12/30/2014 9:41:19 AM

Blessed love JAH Vario, give Ises for those loving thoughts and words. True that each person's uniqueness is a gift! Bless Up.
Menen I Selahsie I grace and peace!

Messenger: JAH Child Sent: 2/19/2015 9:34:15 AM

Greetings + Love All
This article goes into baby wearing and breast feeding, the impacts on the mother and the benefits for the child.
Ras Tafari Haile.

Messenger: JAH Child Sent: 2/19/2015 10:16:52 AM

Friday, December 31st, 2010
Why African Babies Don’t Cry
By JC Niala

I was born and grew up in Kenya and Cote d’Ivoire. From the age of 15 I lived in the UK. However, I always knew that I wanted to raise my children (whenever I had them) at home in Kenya. And yes, I assumed I was going to have them. I am a modern African woman, with two university degrees, and a fourth generation working woman, but when it comes to children, I am typically African. The assumption remains that you are not complete without them; children are a blessing which would be crazy to avoid. Actually the question does not even arise.

I started my pregnancy in the UK. The urge to deliver at home was so strong that I sold my practice, setup a new business and moved house and country within five months of finding out I was pregnant. I did what most expectant mothers in the UK do—I read voraciously: Our Babies, Ourselves, Unconditional Parenting, anything by Sears—the list goes on. (My grandmother later commented that babies don’t read books and really all I needed to do was “read” my baby). Everything I read said that African babies cried less than European babies. I was intrigued as to why.

When I went home I observed. I looked out for mothers and babies and they were everywhere, though very young African ones, under six weeks, were mainly at home. The first thing I noticed is that despite their ubiquitousness, it is actually quite difficult to actually “see” a Kenyan baby. They are usually incredibly well wrapped up before being carried or strapped onto their mother (sometimes father). Even older babies strapped onto a back are further protected from the elements by a large blanket. You would be lucky to catch sight of a limb, never mind an eye or nose. The wrapping is a womb-like replication. The babies are literally cocooned from the stresses of the outside world into which they are entering.

My second observation was a cultural one. In the UK, it was understood that babies cry. In Kenya, it was quite the opposite. The understanding is that babies don’t cry. If they do—something is horribly wrong and must be done to rectify it immediately. My English sister-in-law summarized it well. “People here,” she said, “really don’t like babies crying, do they?”

It all made much more sense when I finally delivered and my grandmother came from the village to visit. As it happened, my baby did cry a fair amount. Exasperated and tired, I forgot everything I had ever read and sometimes joined in the crying too. Yet for my grandmother it was simple, “Nyonyo (breastfeed her)!” It was her answer to every single peep.

There were times when it was a wet nappy, or that I had put her down, or that she needed burping, but mainly she just wanted to be at the breast—it didn’t really matter whether she was feeding or just having a comfort moment. I was already wearing her most of the time and co-sleeping with her, so this was a natural extension to what we were doing.

I suddenly learned the not-so-difficult secret of the joyful silence of African babies. It was a simple needs-met symbiosis that required a total suspension of ideas of what should be happening and an embracing of what was actually going on in that moment. The bottom line was that my baby fed a lot—far more than I had ever read about and at least five times as much as some of the stricter feeding schedules I had seen.

At about four months, when a lot of urban mothers start to introduce solids as previous guidelines had recommended, my daughter returned to newborn-style hourly breastfeeding, which was a total shock. Over the past four months, the time between feeds had slowly started to increase. I had even started to treat the odd patient without my breasts leaking or my daughter’s nanny interrupting the session to let me know my daughter needed a feed.

Most of the mothers in my mother and baby group had duly started to introduce baby rice (to stretch the feeds) and all the professionals involved in our children’s lives—pediatricians, even doulas, said that this was ok. Mothers needed rest too, we had done amazingly to get to four months exclusively breastfeeding, and they assured us our babies would be fine. Something didn’t ring true for me and even when I tried, half-heartedly, to mix some pawpaw (the traditional weaning food in Kenya) with expressed milk and offer it to my daughter, she was having none of it.

So I called my grandmother. She laughed and asked if I had been reading books again. She carefully explained how breastfeeding was anything but linear. “She’ll tell you when she’s ready for food – and her body will too.”

“What will I do until then?” I was eager to know.

“You do what you did before, regular nyonyo.” So my life slowed down to what felt like a standstill again. While many of my contemporaries marveled at how their children were sleeping longer now that they had introduced baby rice and were even venturing to other foods, I was waking hourly or every two hours with my daughter and telling patients that the return to work wasn’t panning out quite as I had planned.

I soon found that quite unwittingly, I was turning into an informal support service for other urban mothers. My phone number was doing the rounds and many times while I was feeding my baby I would hear myself uttering the words, “Yes, just keep feeding him/ her. Yes, even if you have just fed them. Yes, you might not even manage to get out of your pajamas today. Yes, you still need to eat and drink like a horse. No, now might not be the time to consider going back to work if you can afford not to.” And finally, I assured mothers, “It will get easier.” I had to just trust this last one as it hadn’t gotten easier for me, yet.

A week or so before my daughter turned five months, we traveled to the UK for a wedding and for her to meet family and friends. Because I had very few other demands, I easily kept up her feeding schedule. Despite the disconcerted looks of many strangers as I fed my daughter in many varied public places (most designated breastfeeding rooms were in restrooms which I just could not bring myself to use), we carried on.

At the wedding, the people whose table we sat at noted, “She is such an easy baby—though she does feed a lot.” I kept my silence. Another lady commented, “Though I did read somewhere that African babies don’t cry much.” I could not help but laugh.

My grandmother’s gentle wisdom:

1. Offer the breast every single moment that your baby is upset–even if you have just fed her.

2. Co-sleep. Many times you can feed your baby before they are fully awake, which will allow them to go back to sleep easier and get you more rest.

3. Always take a flask of warm water to bed with you at night to keep you hydrated and the milk flowing.

4. Make feeding your priority (especially during growth spurts) and get everyone else around you to do as much as they can for you. There is very little that cannot wait.

Read your baby, not the books. Breastfeeding is not linear—it goes up and down and also in circles. You are the expert on your baby’s needs.

Want to read more from this author? Then check out Why African Toddlers Don’t Have Tantrums and her blog, Everything is Possible: Secrets from an African Mama.

-Originally printed in the Natural Child and reprinted with permission.
© 2010 – 2013, JC Niala. All rights reserved.

Messenger: Humble one Sent: 2/19/2015 11:07:23 AM

Interesting; could it be to do with when the baby first enters the world, it enters into a natural setting; fed milk from the mother who doesn't eat all the poison from babylon. So, everything seems right.

By contrast, do you think the baby cries when it enters the world into a very un natural place, and there is nothing it can do; it knows something is wrong deep down, it is not getting what it needs from the milk, getting added toxins, but it can't put it's finger on what it is, so it cries.

I mean to say, when the baby gets what it needs on a cellular level, it is happy but the milk that women produce in babylon is impure... the baby never knows nature/jah.

This is my theory. What do you think?

All the best,


Messenger: JAH Child Sent: 2/20/2015 11:50:16 AM

Moah Anbesa Love
Idren Joe, Iwombman know that the Mama's food choices impact the baby 100%, both during gestation and during breast feeding. Yet, I see wombman all the time who eat bad food, yet they have very mild mannered and contented babies who nurse the breast every hour. I will say that I notice that these babies spit up more than babies who nurse from a Mama who eats Ital. But the spitting up seems to affect the Mama mood, more than the baby's mood.
Across the board I say breast feeding helps to calm the baby, make a close bond with the mother, and brings out the happier personality of the baby. The I is also right though that the mother's food choice will affect the over all health of the baby, and could possibly bring out the more frustrated personality of the baby if she feels sick all the time.
The mother's attitude is also mirrored in the baby. If the mother eats well but she is anxious and stressed all the time, the baby will pick up on those vibrations, and start to cry more.
Yes I. It is a very holistic thing, raising babies! It needs to be addressed from all angles. Thanks for bringing up those points.
Ises + Haile
Selahsie I

Messenger: JAH Child Sent: 3/7/2015 1:18:00 PM

Menen I peace and love.

Iwombman want to share a juice/infusion recipe that has helped significantly in the moontime/menstruation.
Give thankhs. The Istren Twisha shared the link w I from the RastaWifeline blog:

"Monday, 9 February 2015

Ila's Blood Cleansing Womb Wellness Juice

Blessed Love Royal Family,

If you have linked with I on Instagram then you might have seen my recent post on a juice recipe I've created for optimum womb wellness, to really increase blood health, immunity and reduce moon cycle pain and heavy bleeding or clotting. I did a recipe called Sabbath Wine Womb Elixir on the blog before, but this time it is different without sugar hehe!
I find this recipe good for the blood over all and for curing sugar cravings when transitioning from unhealthy foods. This juice will refresh your body everytime! So it is not just for Sistren, but ultimately it will really give a smoother menstrual cycle - I recommend if you don't drink or eat these foods everyday, to really increase your intake daily, for the week before and of your cycle. Also, because wheat, dairy and sugar are the leading causes of heavy bleeding, clotting and cramping pains during the seven days, it is best to altogether go gluten dairy flesh and sugar free for the two weeks especially, if you can't commit to it daily.

So ideally you will grate 1 large beet, 1 large thumb of ginger (1 carrot is optional) and steep such in a container of water. you can use coconut water to give a much better flavour, or if you can't get it, regular water. Steep until the beet turns pink. Then add the juice of one lemon you could also add the juice of orange for sweetness or grapefruit.

lemon/orange/lime/grapefruit or other citrus
coconut water or regular water
carrot optional

these pictures I took a while back to capture the basic steps

[Please go to the blog to see the images]

I do hope that you try this drink and give it a shot for a couple months and truly commit to the path to wellness. I went from being a mess for the first two days, to moving around normal without painkillers. It works once you commit to eating lots of salads fruits juices and grains. This year I really want to focus on becoming gluten free, planting more food at home and eating no sugar or wheat or dairy foods (biscuit and chocolate snacks are my downfall).

Forward ever backward never!

Give Ises Impress Ila.
This is what Iwombman said on the blog:
"...I did it a lil differently because I use an electric juicer, so I drank the juice immediately and I still soaked the pulp in water overnight also. I added the oranges directly into the juicer and some orange peels also..."

As many people know, Iwombman have been searching for a solution for years to the vomiting, fatigue, and overwhelming pain that goes usually along w the moontime for I. One month of drinking this juice impacted Iwombman very significantly. I would say from the usual 100% intensity (not being able to speak, not being able to walk normally or think clearly, and vomiting for the first 12 hours), this month was about 5% intensity.
I was already eating a lot of these ingredients. The beet is the ingredient that I think made a huge difference, because I had been avoiding that one for question of GMO status. Still searching for info on the hybridability between GMO sugar beet and the red beet, but drinking the red beet juice does seem to help.
Iwombman also follow Ila's suggestions about avoiding processed foods and sugars, and I eat only plant foods. I think that helped the juice take effect very quickly.

I highly encourage all wombman to try this recipe, even if the moontime is less intense. It is an incredibly revitalizing drink for the busy afternoon when energies tend to get a little lower. I also use the infusion drink as a liquid in smoothies with almond, banana, and more.

Bless up ALL Sacred Wombman, Bless up all Sacred Man,
Ma'at Ankh

Messenger: JAH Child Sent: 6/16/2015 10:26:19 PM

JAHfull Goddesses who give birth to new life,
Give thankhs Most I.
For a new child born, and a mother and father born also this morning, I am grateful to witness the miracle and strength of wombman.
All children of JAH who come from a womb, rejoice of the Gods and Goddesses of Creation.
New generation fulfill the works of the Almighty.

Messenger: jessep86 Sent: 7/6/2015 6:16:57 PM


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