Breastfeeding is the most normal and fundamental part of a child’s life and growing years. The most natural and initial bond that a mother often shares with her baby, and over the years women who embraced the practice have faced a lot of stigma when speaking publicly about it.
Several public places are not friendly to practice, while others encourage women to feel comfortable when extracting or feeding their children. There is a massive stigma around breastfeeding that makes women uncomfortable in meeting the basic needs of their children.
Many celebrities have voiced it over the years and tried to make this taboo fade. Mothers and allies have pledged to eradicate the stigma in minds and change how this practice is perceived.
As we commemorate World Breastfeeding Week, here’s a look at famous moms and their views on breastfeeding.
Kareena Kapoor Khan
“We need to feed our newborn babies in the best possible way: with our mother’s milk. To give your baby the best start in life he deserves, start breastfeeding within the first hour of life and feed your baby only breast milk, nothing else. “
“Breastfeeding has played a huge role in getting back into shape after giving birth to my baby. Breastfeeding has been challenging and time consuming (literally hours spent a day trying to stimulate milk supply) but it’s such a beautiful way to bond and connect with your child plus all the nutritional benefits your child gets from milk. ”
Lara Dutta Bhupathi
“After seven months of motherhood, breastfeeding helped me tone my body to get back to acting.”
“Breastfeed for at least six months. Don’t give in to pressure to get in shape in no time. It is not good for you or your newborn. Check with your gynecologist what foods you should eat. Going on a strict diet right now is a no-no. And yes, breastfeeding can help you burn calories. “
“Women often have different notions about some foods that they should or should not eat during pregnancy. When it comes to losing pounds after pregnancy, it becomes crucial to lose weight safely without depriving your body of essential nutrients. After all, you have to breastfeed your baby and perform other tasks as well, and not eating well will only harm your body. “
“Breastfeeding has been one of the best experiences of my life. I love! I can not stop! I think I’m going to breastfeed him until he goes to college. I am hooked.”
“I always knew that breastfeeding was good for a baby, but I never knew how important colostrum (the first thick yellow milk) is in protecting him from so many diseases.”
“A mother can be depressed, without confidence, worried or stressed and that affects breastfeeding. These factors do not directly affect your milk supply, but they can interfere with how you respond to your baby. This can cause the baby to drink less milk and not be able to stimulate milk production. So be there for her “
“A mother can choose how and where she wants to breastfeed or breastfeed her child. Yet again and again we see people looking at mothers who breastfeed in a sexual way.”
“This is a photo of me directing while nursing Santi during filming. Women multitask every day and I was fortunate to have such an incredible crew and cast that supported both my new motherhood and my career goals. “
“I’m happy to say that I haven’t fed or extracted in three days and it’s crazy how quickly you can get out the other side. I feel good, happy, relieved and silly that I was stressed out so much. Banks is thriving and I have even more time with her and Dad can feed more. And mommy sleep a little more! “
“It’s just boobs!” she says. “Calm down. They’re under our shirt, whether you look at them or not.”
“I think breastfeeding is healthy and natural and is a comfort to my baby, so I don’t give a shit what other people think.”
“My breast milk will give our little Flynn the nutrition he needs for his continued healthy development and for all moms, I am confident that they will make the right choice for you and your baby.”
“I lost most of my weight by breastfeeding and I encourage women to do so, it is so good for the baby and good for you.”