During the International Breastfeeding Week 2019, actress Neha Dhupia has been actively sharing her inputs on her experiences on exclusively breast feeding her daughter, Mehr. Beginning with a thought provoking video about embracing motherhood and importance of breastfeeding, she moved on to share how she exclusively breastfed her daughter Mehr for 6 months. Followed by an interaction with Mid Day, Neha was quoted demanding for facilities in public places for young mothers and their newborns. This demand came in when Neha herself faced an issue with her little one in the recent times.
The actress who sometimes takes her daughter to her shoots, once had to hide behind tree to nurse Mehr, due to lack of facilities of nursing rooms in her nearby areas. She said, “Once when we were on an outdoor shoot, I had to go behind a tree to feed Mehr. The facility of nursing rooms should be made mandatory in public spaces. Often, mums quit breastfeeding soon after giving birth because they have to go to work. I would feed Mehr on set and fortunately, everyone around was so understanding.”
Neha has been receiving tremendous response to her posts creating awareness about the breastfeeding campaign running online. According to her, the campaign should not be limited to the mothers only but should be extended to the fathers to take their opinion and validate it as well. She said, “The next step is to reach out to fathers and hear their perspective. Eventually, there needs to be a change in mindset that makes women feel free to feed when they want and how they want."
Hope the campaign just doesn’t limit itself to this week and continues to educate more mothers in the upcoming days.
Image Source: Instagram/NehaDhupia
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