Neha Dhupia breastfeeds her baby; emphasises on its importance

Updated: Aug 04, 2019, 17:47 IST | mid-day online correspondent

On breastfeeding week, Neha Dhupia shared a photo of herself nursing daughter Mehr. Along with the photo, she shared a powerful message

Neha Dhupia breastfeeds her baby; emphasises on its importance
Neha Dhupia shared this photo of breastfeeding baby Mehr. Picture Courtesy: Instagram/nehadhupia

Along with Friendship Day, the first week of August also marks as World Breastfeeding Week. Bollywood actress, Neha Dhupia, who is known for speaking her mind for socially relevant things has voiced her opinion on breastfeeding. Neha Dhupia shared a photo of nursing her daughter, Mehr on Instagram. Along with the photo, she shared a strong and impactful post that emphasises on the importance of breastfeeding the child. In her Instagram post, she also revealed how blessed she's to be a mother.

Her post read, "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 resting the baby's head just right, knowing when she is done with her feed and ofcourse becoming the burping expert of the world...

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She continued speaking about breastfeeding Mehr for six months and narrated, "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 n apologised for using the washroom for so long... now here's the real deal ...

Neha, who tied the knot to Angad Bedi in a secret wedding ceremony in Delhi on May 10, 2018, also highlighted the lack of facilities for breastfeeding at prominent places. "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 the story with my little world (sic)," she concluded.

Shilpa Shetty replied to this post by writing, "More strength to you." Tahira Kashyap also reacted to this Freedom To Feed initiative and wrote: "Beautiful, more power to you."

Neha Dhupia and Angad Bedi welcomed their firstborn, Mehr Dhupia Bedi, on November 18, 2018.

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Inside photos: Neha Dhupia and Angad Bedi's wedding ceremony
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    Bollywood actress and former beauty queen Neha Dhupia surprised her fans and friends from the industry with the news of her hush-hush wedding with actor and "best friend" Angad Bedi, son of ex Indian cricketer Bishan Singh Bedi in New Delhi on Thursday. Neha has called it the "best decision" of her life. Pics/Yogen Shah and Instagram

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    The newly wed couple got married in an Anand Karaj ceremony attended by close family and friends in a Gurudwara in south Delhi. They made the announcement via social media. "Best decision of my life... Today, I married my best friend. Hello there, husband! Angad Bedi," Neha Dhupia posted on her official Instagram page along with a photograph from their wedding proceedings

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    Angad Bedi, known for his performance in Pink and Inside Edge, also posted: "Best wife! Well, Hello there Mrs Bedi! Neha Dhupia" 

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    For the ceremony, Neha Dhupia looked resplendent in a blush pink ensemble by designer Anita Dongre. The lehenga was intricately crafted with the age-old Rajasthani embroideries of gota patti, zari, pearl, dori, zardozi and sequin work. She completed her look with a piece from the designer's jewellery line -- a detachable choker made in gold and uncut diamonds, which were accentuated by Colombian emeralds and small pearls

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    The jhumkas were in gold with uncut diamonds, Colombian emeralds, pearls and a touch of enamel, and the maangtika was made in gold with an emerald and Iolite. A pink bindi added to the beauty of the actress, who won the Miss India title in 2002. Pictured: Neha Dhupia with Angad Bedi during their wedding ceremony

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    The groom Angad Bedi wore a cream sherwani with a 'saafa' matching Neha's ensemble, and he carried magenta accents for a dash of colour. The wedding was attended by cricketers Ajay Jadeja, Ashish Nehra and Bollywood actor and TV host Gaurav Kapoor

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    A source close to the couple told IANS that Neha Dhupia and Angad Bedi wanted a very intimate ceremony, and so there was not much buzz about it. From the film industry, celebrities like Karan Johar, Soha Ali Khan, Raftaar, Harshvardhan Kapoor, Rannvijay Singha, Sophie Choudry, sent in early congratulatory messages to the couple via Twitter

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    "My darling and most special friend Neha Dhupia who I love and adore dearly is married to the gentleman and talented Angad Bedi! Here's wishing them decades of unconditional love," Karan Johar wrote. Pictured: Neha and husband Angad Bedi pose with cricketer Ajay Jadeja and his wife Aditi Jaitley, after their wedding ceremony in New Delhi

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    Neha Dhupia and Angad Bedi with Ajay Jadeja, his wife Aditi Jaitley, Ashish Nehra and his wife Rushma and Gaurav Kapoor after their wedding ceremony

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    Neha's "Roadies Xtreme" co-host Rannvijaywrote: "Congratulations to my dear friends Neha Dhupia and Angad Bedi! This is just amazing! Hope you have a happy married life!

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    Tusshar Kapoor wished the couple "a very happy married life", adding that "some matches like yours are truly made in heaven!" Pictured: Ashish Nehra and Gaurav Kapoor at Neha Dhupia and Angad Bedi's wedding ceremony

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    Neha Dhupia's Bollywood releases last year were the Vidya Balan starrer Tumhari Sulu, Hindi Medium, which starred Irrfan Khan and Saba Qamar in lead roles and Qarib Qarib Singlle, another Irrfan vehicle in which she had a cameo. She will next be seen in Bombay Talkies 2 and is also slated to share screen with Kajol with Eela. Pictured: Gaurav Kapoor and Ajay Jadeja

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