Neha Dhupia launched a campaign on International Breastfeeding week
On Friday Actress Neha Dhupia marked the starting of International Breastfeeding Week by launching a campaign on her insta account, Freedom to Feed, with a demand for women to feed their babies without feeling sorry about it. Sharing this thoughtful video which featured Neha’s cherishable moments with her daughter Mehr, the 38-year-old actress stated: “#freedomtofeed – an initiative by Neha Dhupia. Let’s start a conversation… As mothers we need #freedomtofeed … #internationalbreastfeedingweek #ItsNotAnAd.” Neha Dhupia discussed abouer her experience as a mother and the importance of breastfeeding for the initial six months.
In the said video Neha dhupia shared this message “I am not going to lie, motherhood hasn’t been easy, the sleepless nights, sometimes feeling like a food source but the blues are all part of the package. It’s amazing how mom’s brain works on an autopilot… One of the most challenging parts for me was exclusively breastfeeding Mehr for six months and I still continue to nurse her. It makes you realise the importance of a support system and a lack of it.”
World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) is an annual celebration which is being held every year from 1 to 7 August in more than 120 countries. According to the 26 August data of WBW website, 540 events have been held worldwide by more than 79 countries with 488 organizations and 406,620 participants for the World Breastfeeding Week 2010. Participants in this initiative are WABA, WHO and UNICEF and WBW.
The idea is to achieve the goal to promote exclusive breastfeeding for the initial six months nutrients requirement of a new-born, which yields many health benefits, providing critical nutrients, protection from deadly diseases such as pneumonia and fostering growth and development. This whole idea was started in the year 1991.
Pink Comrade supports such a great idea and extends its support for the demands of exclusive breastfeeding places in public places, work places and transit area and others.
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