Even today, the act of breastfeeding has several concerns attached to it, especially from our society. For example, breastfeeding in public is still a taboo. Again, a mother choosing to use breast pumps instead of directly breastfeeding the child grabs unnecessary attention as well.
In a bid to share a powerful message about motherhood, breastfeeding, and using breast pumps, Diipa Khosla, an Indian Influencer, took to Instagram to share her Cannes look – a gorgeous yellow gown with two breast pumps attached on the top, reports Times Now.
With the pictures, she posted a powerful message as well. She wants to highlight how breast pumps are not just an accessory but are a necessity for mothers. She also wants society to stop judging women for wanting to use breast pumps or choosing unconventional ways of raising their kids.
She started by saying, “Being a mother does NOT mean that you are now the target to everybody and anybody’s scrutiny. How many times do we as mothers hear “you’re doing this wrong!” or “how can you do this to your child?!”? Whether it be opinions shared from family, friends, or strangers; the judgement is still unapologetic and burdensome on new or experienced mothers.”
“There is no rule book to motherhood, it takes experience and learning to understand the ins and outs of what is appropriate for YOU as a mother and not anybody else. Being a new mom holds enough self-judgement as there is constant worry if your actions are right,” she wrote.
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She went on to add, “Whether I choose to breastfeed my daughter or not, should not be the subject of anybody’s conversation. There are countless concerns that go into breastfeeding, it simply doesn’t work for all mothers, something that no mother should be judged for online or off.”
“Moreover, while I’m away for a two-day business trip, I prepared for my absence by breast-pumping multiple times prior to my departure,” she further added.
What do you think of Diipa’s outfit and her message? Tell us!