Dia Mirza questions stigma around breastfeeding in public, feels it triggers shame and judgment when done in public – Eagles Vine

Dia Mirza, who recently became a mother to her bundle of joy Avyaan Azaad Rekhi, opened up about the stigma around breastfeeding in public. The actress is now keen to highlight the challenges that mothers face in nourishing their babies.

Talking about the same, Dia told a news portal that she has now become more acutely aware of the lack of safe spaces for new mothers, especially if they are socially and economically marginalised. She also questioned why we have never highlighted how hard it is for underserved mothers to feed their babies on construction sites, farms and roadsides stalls without any privacy.

On the occasion of the ongoing world Breastfeeding Week, Dia hopes that Indian society becomes sensitive to the needs of a new mother. The actress also highlighted the fact that in Belgium, breastfeeding in public is protected by law, but in India, there is a need to bring about a systematic shift in societal attitude. According to her, feeding a child should be considered a natural act. However, contrary to this, it triggers so much shame and judgment when done in public.

Dia, who married Vaibhav Rekhi earlier this year, welcomed her first baby in May. In a post announcing the arrival of her baby boy, Dia revealed that the bundle of joy had arrived early on May 14, and was since cared for by “tireless nurses and doctors in the neonatal ICU.”

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Meanwhile, on the work front, Dia was last seen in Anubhav Sinha’s ‘Thappad’ that starred Taapsee Pannu and Pavail Gulati in lead roles. The movie received positive reviews from the audience and the critics alike.


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