Not many would be aware that currently, World Breastfeeding Week is going on. And actress Neha Dhupia who is currently seen in reality series Roadies posted a pivotal post earlier today. The actress who was last seen in Lust Stories spoke about the importance of breastfeeding and at the same time, she opened up on the harsh realities the Indian system not being quite supportive of breastfeeding in public. Neha posted a picture with her eight months old daughter Mehr, while she is feeding her. Along with the picture, she wrote a moving caption. She spoke about the stigma attached to breastfeeding.
Her post read, “It’s been 8 months since I embarked on this rollercoaster and there is no better time than now to talk about how truly grateful I am for all the joy that our little one has brought into our lives…motherhood like all else hasn’t been easy… the sleepless nights, the feeling like a food source ,the blues are all a part of this wonderful package. Its amazing how the mommy brain can do so many things at the same time and works on autopilot …like resting the baby’s head jus right , knowing when she is done with her feed and ofcourse becoming the burping expert of the world . I breastfed ? Mehr exclusively for 6 months and still continue to do so … It truly made me realise the value of a wonderful support system that I have and sometimes the lack of it and also the lack of facilities . Like once I was on a plane and had to feed her , and I literally had to take her to the washroom and was only hoping that the seat belt sign does nt come on before she is done …of course I came out n apologised for using the washroom for so long… now here’s the real deal … I honestly don’t understand the consciousness behind doing something so right n so beautiful. Im also super grateful for all the amazing people in my life for making this journey easier but the truth is I know I’m not alone in feeling that there has to be a slight shift in our mentalities, in the fact that we need more facilities for breast feeding moms with their babies or even their breast pumps …and the only way this can happen is if we start a conversation…”
Check out Neha Dhupia’s post here:
Neha Dhupia married Angad Bedi in May last year and the couple welcomed their firstborn Mehr in November last year. On the work front, Angad Bedi will next be seen in The Zoya Factor, alongside Sonam Kapoor and Dulquer Salmaan.