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Neha Dhupia wins Internet with breastfeeding post

Last updated on: August 07, 2019 14:22 IST

On the occasion of World Breastfeeding Week, she spoke about the time she had to breastfeed in the washroom of an airplane.

Photograph: Courtesy Neha Dhupia/Instagram

Last year in November, Neha Dhupia and Angad Bedi welcomed their daughter Mehr into their lives.

In an Instagram post, which she shared with her fans and followers, Neha accepted that it has been a roller-coaster ride for her. However, the journey has been worth the while, she added.

Neha, who has been breastfeeding her daughter for six months now, shared her story in the hope for raising more awareness about the freedom to feed.

She wrote: 'It's been 8 months since I embarked on this roller-coaster 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 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 not come on before she is done.

'Of course, I came out and apologised for using the washroom for so long.'

'Now here's the real deal,' she added. 'I honestly don't understand the consciousness behind doing something so right and 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.'

Neha went ahead to invite moms to share their breastfeeding stories. 'I want to encourage moms like you and me, whether breastfeeding or not, to share their story. Tag me and I promise to share story with my little world.'

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