Bollywood actress Neha Dhupia started the initiative called ‘Freedom to feed’, which put importance on breastfeeding and stigma associated with it. The actress wrote a heartfelt note to raise awareness about the issue shared her experience to encourage other new moms.
Neha Dhupia took to her social media and wrote, “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. It’s amazing how the mommy brain can do so many things at the same time and works on autopilot…like resting the baby’s head just right, knowing when she is done with her feed and of course becoming the burping expert of the world”
“I breastfed Mehr exclusively for 6 months and still continue to do so…It truly made me realize 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 not come on before she is done…of course I came out n apologized 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”
“I’m 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 breastfeeding moms with their babies or even their breast pumps…and the only way this can happen is if we start a conversation…I want to encourage moms like you and me whether breastfeeding or not, to share their story…tag me @nehadhupia and use the hashtag #freedomtofeed and I promise to share story with my little world…@freedomtofeed”
Her post has inspired Soha Ali Khan, Lisa Haydon, and many other new moms, to come forward and share their experience.
Meanwhile, on the acting front, Neha was last seen in Lust Stories and Helicopter Eela and currently busy with MTV show.