New age Bollywood mommies are not shying away from getting real about motherhood, and the spunky Neha Dhupia is no exception. The actress posted a video on her Instagram feed, in which she talked about granting new moms the freedom to feed.
"“When I was travelling with her( Mehr) once by myself and I was in a fight and i knew that she needed a feed because I could hear her crying and as a mum you know exactly what you baby wants, I remember standing up in the plane in the cabin and telling everyone that listen everyone I am going to be using the washroom for about 15 minutes and if anybody wants to use it before me. everybody knew I was taking my daughter in and what was actually going on. I remember her taking on me and the only thing I was looking up and hoping that the seat belt sign doesn’t go on before my little one finishes her feed. I don’t understand the consciousness behind it, I don’t understand why we need to be apologetic for doing something so right. But i guess its all a part of the package. I really feel that we need a little more noise around it. You know speaking of the support system that I was earlier i was very fortunate to have a fantastic one, whether it was parents, and Angad, you know people at home, the support staff I had. people at work had been amazing and my friends of course and all the mommies I knew and the amount of love and support they gave me and including my favorite one my mom.”" - Neha Dhupia, Bollywood Actress
The actress also added that one of the most challenging things for her was exclusively breastfeeding Mehr for six months, which made her realize the importance of a support system, and sometimes, the lack of it.
The actress is not alone. Fellow Bollywood actress Sameera Reedy too recently shared her views about making breastfeeding easier for new moms in public.
Both Sameera and Neha are doing a great job in raising awareness about breastfeeding this World Breastfeeding Week. Every year, it is celebrated from 1 to 7 August, to encourage breastfeeding and to promote and support breastfeeding worldwide.
World Breastfeeding Week is a tribute to the Innocenti Declaration which was signed in August 1990 by international policymakers, WHO, UNICEF and other organisations to support breastfeeding.
World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) has announced the theme of breastfeeding week for 2019 as - “Empower Parents. Enable Breastfeeding.”
Breastfeeding promotes better health for both mothers and children.
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