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You must be living under a rock or ignorant like anything if you think being a mother is a cakewalk! The emotional and physical turmoil from which a mother goes through, cannot be comprehended in words. There might be some mental challenges throughout the journey of motherhood that might even force them towards depression. And physical challenges are countless like swollen feet, morning sickness, aching back, and many others trying to break their willpower. Brave are those mommies, who talk and address these issues openly to encourage others to embrace the same with pride. One such inspirational figure is Bollywood's yummy mommy, Sameera Reddy, who talked about the myths and facts of breastfeeding in her latest social media post! (Recommended Read: Yami Gautam Posts A Lovely Birthday Wish For Her Mother, With A Beautiful Throwback Picture)
At a podcast with JioSaavan, the doting young mommy, Sameera Reddy had spoken about rediscovering herself after becoming a mother and the fact that how parenting is exhausting in 2020. She had said, "Parenting is not an easy journey with the 2020 generation. It’s the only role you play with no script in place. Right from getting your child to sleep through the night, to equal parenting, to raising a picky eater, body shaming, to rediscovering yourself after motherhood is all exhausting and few speak about it." Scroll down to know what are Sameera's thoughts on breastfeeding in her latest social media post!
Sameera Reddy took to her Instagram handle to post a lovely picture of her little cotton ball, Nyra, sleeping peacefully in momma's arms. Sameera wrote a long heartfelt caption, pouring her feelings and emotions on breastfeeding into words. Her message to other young mommies can be read as "I get many messages from mothers having anxiety about the whole process of Breastfeeding! So here is an update post for new mommies or to be. Nyra turns 11 months in a few days and yes I'm still breastfeeding her. In my experience, the first three months were tricky with managing flow but then it just balances out and becomes part of the schedule. I always say if you used only formula or did a combination for whatever reasons please don’t let anyone make you feel bad about it. As a mother, you have choices that are yours and no one else can judge you."
Sameera also revealed her moments of self-doubt and how did she manage to come out of it, in her long post. Her note describing the same can be further read as "I’ve had moments of confusion myself with self-doubt that can be very hard on a new mom and I consulted the Pediatrician but first I’ve always listened to my own Instinct. Trust it. I exclusively breastfed Nyra till 5.5 months and then introduced solids. I continue to feed her now in between meals on-demand. I’ve said this in an earlier post - A mother may be depressed, lacking in confidence, worried, or stressed and it affects breastfeeding. These factors do not directly affect her milk production but can interfere with the way in which she responds to her baby. This can result in the baby taking less milk, and failing to stimulate milk production. So the people around you need to be encouraging you. Understanding the pressure on a new mom physically and emotionally is important in this overwhelming time." (Also Read: Mahira Sharma Friend Zones Alleged Beau, Paras Chhabra Who Had Plans Of Proposing Her)
The young mommy ended her note encouraging all young mothers, who have struggled with breastfeeding, to have faith in themselves and not feel bad about something which they don't have control over. Her note further read, "I would also like to give a shoutout to moms who have struggled with low milk production. This could happen due to a pathological reason including endocrine problems or a host of other factors. A few mothers have a physiological low breast-milk production, for no apparent reason, and production does not increase when the breastfeeding technique and pattern improve. There is no reason to shame them or make them feel any pressure in not being able to BF. we need to support all mothers and show love and respect. To all mommies- we are doing our best. So let’s celebrate that. #imperfectlyperfect." (You May Also Like: Avantika Malik Shares A Teary-Eyed Note For Daughter, Imara On Her 6th Birthday With A Cute Collage)
Sameera Reddy is truly an inspiration for all the young mother's out there!