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Neha Dhupia has been advocating breastfeeding for years now. In 2019, she had started an initiative, 'Freedom to Feed', in which they talk about the importance of breastfeeding, breaking the stereotypes and creating awareness about the same. As Neha became a mother for the second time on October 3, 2021, she has been talking about her breastfeeding experience. This time Neha shared how she managed to breast pump while shooting.
On October 27, 2021, Neha Dhupia had taken to her Instagram handle to drop a picture of her breastfeeding her newborn son. As the actress and her actor-husband, Angad Bedi have not yet disclosed his face, Neha had hidden the face of her baby boy with her hands. Along with the picture, the doting mom had written:
A few hours back, Neha Dhupia shared two pictures on her IG handle, holding the bag of her breast pump and extracted milk. Along with the picture, she penned a long note on how she managed to express milk every three hours while travelling and being on the sets. She started her note with how she fought mom guilt and wrote:
“I took the plunge … fought the #momguilt and stepped away for work… 36 hours away from the kids out of which work was just 2 hours … but the truth of the travel was mumbai to Chandigarh by flight and then Chandigarh to kufri by car etd: 7 am eta : 7pm … and same amount of time on the way back. … wait , why am I giving these details with an ice bag in my hand … caus every three hours I was expressing milk.”
Neha also shared that she was expressing milk in parking lots, roads, in the cold mornings and was thankful that her mother accompanied her. She added:
“Tbh it’s an easier calculation in one’s head than it is to execute… the sitting in parking lots and expressing, doing the same on long windy roads , also in the cold in the wee hours of the morning. Yes I did it all, and the wisest move was to take my mama @babsdhupia along for the extra care I needed. Just wanted to be in a place where I could go to work and come back to her warmth and care.”
Sharing that it wasn’t easy to be away from her kids, and breast pump amidst work and travel, Neha concluded:
“None of this was easy but it had to be done, the travel, the work, the breast pump, and the hardest part going away from the kids. Would I do it again, yes … does it get easier, No… do we need to normalise it and talk about the #freedomtofeed more … 100 percent. Just before I stop, mamas all of you are incredible, beautiful and loved … and it does nt get easier … we only get stronger. I send my love n hugs to you all …”
Soon after Neha’s post on breast pumping amidst work, her BFF, Soha Ali Khan commented that she can hear the sound of the machine. She wrote, “I can still hear the pump bzzzz bzzzz bzzzzz.” To Soha’s comment, Neha replied, “hahahah I’m at it on the highway.”
On October 3, 2021, Neha's best friend, Soha Ali Khan had taken to her Instagram handle and had shared the first picture of Neha after delivering her second baby. In the photo, we could see Soha posing with Neha from the hospital room. Alongside it, she had written:
"Congratulations @nehadhupia @angadbedi - and well done for timing it perfectly between birthdays! Lots of love and blessings always!!"
On the work front, Neha Dhupia was last seen in the movie, Sanak, starring Vidyut Jamwal.