Actor Neha Dhupia is one of the very few Bollywood celebrities, who never hesitate to speak her mind. She always shares her perspective on issues that matter and makes sure to talk about it freely. Since the birth of her daughter Mehr Dhupia, Neha is trying her best to ensure that the conversation surrounding topics like body image of women post-pregnancy, and a mother’s right to breastfeed does not die down. Now, Neha, who is the mother of a one-year-old daughter, opened up about how she is not the first person to speak openly about breastfeeding.
According to a report in BollywoodLife, IANS quoted Neha Dhupia talking about breastfeeding in public places and discussing the struggles women face. She said, "I've been lucky enough to find safe spaces in hotel bathrooms or someone's house or a trailer to breastfeed (her daughter) Mehr. But there are women, especially in rural areas, that are still grappling with such nuances, and struggling to talk about it. I'm not the first person to speak openly about breastfeeding. There have been others who have blazed a trail before me. But what I've tried to ensure is that the conversation doesn't die down. It's okay to talk about it, or be nervous, or even confused, but it is not okay to be apologetic about it.”
Neha Dhupia continued to talk about how self-acceptance is important for every woman to deal with such a transformative phase. She continued, “Women -- not men or the media -- control the narrative around their bodies during and after pregnancy.” Talking about herself, Dhupia said, “I put on 23 kilos after I gave birth to Mehr, but I refused to let society's ideals dictate my recovery.” As Neha opened up about how she did not let society ideals affect her weight gain post-pregnancy, she mentioned how her husband Angad Bedi also did not pressurize her to lose extra pounds. She said, “My husband (Angad Bedi) applied zero pressure on me to lose the baby weight. During my recovery and up until now, I've always given myself self-love and self-care. I've only just started dropping the pounds, but I'm okay being curvier too. I accept what my body wants to be."
Meanwhile, Neha Dhupia embraced motherhood like a pro and continues to be an inspiration to other mothers out there. After her daughter, Mehr’s birth, Neha and her husband Angad constantly share pictures and videos of their little one and celebrate all sweet memories. The family recently enjoyed a beach vacation and the actress looked drop-dead gorgeous in pictures. Also Read: Months After Cousin Taimur Ali Khan's Marine Drive Rendezvous, Cousin Inaaya Naumi Kemmu Too Enjoys Sweet Breeze At Seafront
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