The Hush Post | 5:55 pm | One-minute read
Many celebrity mothers are nowadays promoting breastfeeding in public places as it is a taboo for many women in India. Recently, Bollywood actor Neha Dhupia revealed that she had breastfed her daughter in the toilet of an airplane.
In an interview with The Indian Express, Neha was asked about the craziest places where she had breastfed her daughter. She said, “I have breastfed Mehr (her daughter) in the toilet of an airplane, behind a tree, inside cars, with a camera in my face for a close-up. But I do believe that we need better places to nurse babies. Why should I give my baby her food inside a toilet?”
Neha Dhupia has recently started #freedomtofeed campaign to spread awareness about having decent baby feeding spots for the new mothers. Her initiative has received a great response on social media. She recently opened up an on-ground #freedomtofeed booth in Mumbai where the mothers can feed their babies in a private space.
She further said that she was only giving voice to the dilemma faced by thousands of mothers in India. “Breastfeeding is the healthiest, of course, but one must never ever get judgemental as the situation is different for each mother,” Neha said.