Neha Dhupia On Breastfeeding: 'There Has To Be A Shift In Mentalities'

"I breastfed Mehr exclusively for 6 months and still continue to do so," wrote Neha Dhupia

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Neha Dhupia On Breastfeeding: 'There Has To Be A Shift In Mentalities'

Neha Dhupia shared this image. (Image courtesy: nehadhupia)


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Highlights

  1. "It's been 8 months since I embarked on this rollercoaster," she wrote
  2. Neha Dhupia encouraged women to talk about breast feeding
  3. Neha and Angad welcomed their child in November last year

As a part of the World Breastfeeding Week (August 1-7), Neha Dhupia posted an extensive note on her Instagram profile, in which she talked about breastfeeding. Neha, who became a mother in November last year, shared a picture of herself breastfeeding her daughter Mehr and said that she "doesn't understand the consciousness behind doing something so right and beautiful." The 38-year-old actress shared her bittersweet experiences pertaining to breastfeeding and wrote: "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."

In the latter section of her post, Neha talked about the stigma attached to breastfeeding she said that women should feel free to resort to any way of feeding their kids that they find suitable and that " that there has to be a slight shift in our mentalities."

Neha, who started a campaign in favour of breastfeeding on Friday, signed off the note by encouraging women to talk about it. She wrote: "The only way this can happen is if we start a conversation. I want to encourage moms like you and me whether breast feeding or not , to share their stories."

Read Neha Dhupia's post here:

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. Its amazing how the mommy brain can do so many things at the same time and works on autopilot ...like resting the baby's head jus right , knowing when she is done with her feed and ofcourse 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 nt come on before she is done ...of course I came out n apologised 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. Im 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 breast feeding 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 breast feeding or not , to share their story ... tag me @nehadhupia and use the hashtag #freedomtofeedand I promise to share story with my little world. ... @freedomtofeed

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Neha Dhupia married Angad Bedi in May last year and they welcomed their first child Mehr in November 2018.

On the work front, Neha Dhupia currently features as one of the gang leaders in MTV Roadies. Angad Bedi will next be seen in The Zoya Factor, alongside Sonam Kapoor and Dulquer Salmaan.



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