Breastfeeding, while a normal activity for new mothers, is frowned upon in many parts of the world, especially when done in a public / shared space. As such, it continues to be seen as a closed-door activity, something that it is not.
As actress Amrita Rao, a new mother, enjoys this stage in her life, she and her husband RJ Anmol have decidedly shared a picture on Instagram, in which the actor is clicked smiling while feeding their baby Veer. Check out this post:
Amrita looks radiant in a white top, her hair pulled back in a ponytail, as she sits with her back to the camera and gazes lovingly at her son.
In the caption her husband writes: “Amrita feeding Veer is the most beautiful sight for me every day… It is so surreal, so magical… almost divine! 💫 “
“It is the most difficult duty – all night, all day and she does it with a smile on her face … see mother and son bond in a different way … I greet you, I greet my mother and EVERYONE. MOTHERS on this planet … 🙏🏼, “He continues.
The post is commendable because while many actors around the world have shared photos of themselves breastfeeding their babies, in India we hardly ever see posts of this type on social media, especially from actors, who can exert their influence and make a genuine difference.
Kudos to Amrita, therefore, for at least having a dialogue about it. For making it known that breastfeeding is one of the forms of infant feeding, and that it is as normal as showering, so it should not be stigmatized.
Take a look at some of these other posts from celebrities sharing photos of themselves feeding their babies:
What you think?