By Shreya Sharma Last Updated:
It is said that the best food a mother can offer to her baby is breast milk. It is filled with all the nutrition that your baby requires. However, while it is considered the biggest blessing for a baby, a section of society still finds it taboo. We have seen many actresses becoming a target of trolls and many of them have been raising their voices in favour of breastfeeding. The recent one, who got trolled and gave it back to the trollers is Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani actress, Evelyn Sharma.
A few days back, Evelyn Sharma had taken to her IG handle and had shared a picture breastfeeding her daughter, Ava, who is just two months old. Sharing the picture, Evelyn had written,
“When you thought you finally established a routine and then she starts #clusterfeeding!!”
As soon as she had shared the pictures, netizens had started trolling her and passing nasty comments on her post.
In a conversation with the Hindustan Times, Evelyn Sharma talked about the brutal trolling she faced after posting a breastfeeding picture with her two-month-old daughter, Ava. Stating that breastfeeding is natural and healthy and thus, one must not be shy about it, Evelyn said:
“Such images show vulnerability and strength at the same time. I find it beautiful. Breastfeeding is one of the most natural and healthy things to do. And it really is why women have breasts in the first place. So why be shy about it?”
Evelyn also mentioned that breastfeeding is a difficult job and is often physically and mentally exhausting. She added:
“Breastfeeding is much tougher than people think. When you start out as a new mum, it is often physically and mentally exhausting, particularly cluster feeds. I shared my story to let mums out there know that they aren’t alone in this.”
As soon as Evelyn had posted a breastfeeding picture with her daughter on her IG handle, she was bombarded with nasty remarks. While some had asked her to worry about her baby’s privacy, some had asked her to not post such pictures on her IG handle. Some users had commented, “What about the baby’s privacy?”, “Feed your child in private..” others had written, “#bc koi chiz reh gyi h life me?? Jo social media pe naa share ho,” and “Ye bi dikhane ki chij he.”
On December 24, 2021, Evelyn Sharma had taken to her IG handle and had shared an adorable picture with her daughter, Ava. In the picture, Evelyn was seen in a green top and messy hair as she had breastfed her daughter, Ava Bhindi. In her caption, she had mentioned the importance of breastfeeding and had shared the benefits. Evelyn had captioned her post as:
"My Christmas this year is milk for Ava and cookies for me..Breast feeding is not an easy task, in fact I find it mentally and physically exhausting. But, the bond you’re forming is absolutely beautiful and truly worth it..People give you lots of advice what you should and shouldn’t do, but reality is: Do whatever works best for you and your baby."
For the unversed, it was on November 19, 2021, when Evelyn Sharma had announced the birth of her daughter, Ava Bhindi.