The breastfeeding week began on August 1. Many celebrities who have recently become mothers have been utilising this period to increase the awareness about the normalcy and benefits of breastfeeding for a newborn. Many actresses have voiced their concerns regarding lack of spaces, stigma associated with the activity through their social media handles.Joining the bandwagon, actress Dia Mirza — who gave birth to her first child Avyaan Azaad Rekhi on May 14 — has shared her concerns related with the natural act.
In an interview with the Mid Day, she spoke at length about how the importance of breastfeeding. “I have become more acutely aware of the lack of safe spaces for new mothers, especially if they are socially and economically marginalised. Why have we never [highlighted] how hard it is for underserved mothers to feed their babies on construction sites, farms and roadside stalls without any privacy?” she said.