Smriti Khanna Reveals How Breastfeeding Her Newborn Daughter Is A Challenge Amid COVID-19 Situation

Television star, Smriti Khanna talks about what challenges did she face on her journey to motherhood and how her husband, Gautam helped her in the same. Check out the deets inside!

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Smriti Khanna Reveals How Breastfeeding Her Newborn Daughter Is A Challenge Amid COVID-19 Situation

Television actress, Smriti Khanna and her husband, Gautam Gupta's entire world had taken a 180 degree turn when a little angel came knocking at their hearts on April 15, 2020. The actress had shared a lovely picture from the hospital and had announced the arrival of their newborn baby girl. The picture had beautifully depicted the beginning of a new journey that Smriti and her husband, Gautam have embarked. (Recommended Read: Farhan Akhtar Films Girlfriend, Shibani Dandekar's Cooking, Her Blingy Ring Stole All The Attention)

The journey of being a mother is not at all easy. The sickness, stretch marks and morning nausea is proof enough that your body is preparing for a miracle that you are about to give birth to. Meri Aashiqui Tumse Hi fame Smriti Khanna embraced motherhood recently and talked about her journey and her challenges. Scroll further to know more!

Smriti Khanna and Gautam Gupta

In an interview with Pinkvilla, Smriti opened up about her struggles, fears and challenges of becoming a mother, amidst this lockdown. On the question of did she became anxious by the announcement of lockdown, Smriti said, "When we found out this entire corona situation, and the lockdown, initially I did panic because my delivery was due, I had a few doctor visits left and then you were hearing this or that hospital is closed because of COVID 19 cases. It was a panicky situation for us. That time, the whole lockdown had not happened, everyone was still going out and much was not spoken about how it can affect pregnancy. So, I kept looking for information about pregnant women in this situation and how to save yourself, but much information was not available. But once the lockdown was announced I was a little eased up because people from outside stopped coming, so it was a little safer."

Smriti Khanna

When she was asked how did she keep herself calm about her delivery in the lockdown, she retorted, "I kept myself very calm and I spent a lot of time with Gautam. I told him these are the last few days we spend as just two of us because a third person will join soon. We were more focused on the good things and seeing it as a blessing in disguise because we spent a lot of family time. Thankfully we have a big space in the house, we could do our swimming every day and do my work, and spent time in the kitchen." 

Smriti Khanna and Gautam Gupta

The arrival of a newborn in your life changes your whole world altogether. Something similar happened to Smriti as well, on being asked how has the baby changed her life, she said, "Oh God! I can't even tell you. The first few days in the hospital, it was easy because you press a button and the nurse would come and take the baby. We had also kept a nurse for the baby but now she can't come because she is in Aurangabad. Now, I don't have help here. Sleepless nights we can still manage I guess but can't risk anyone just coming and taking care of the baby." (You May Also Like: Sushmita Sen Shares A Lovely Couple Yoga Video With Boyfriend, Rohman Shawl)

Smriti Khanna

She further added, "It's been two days since we came home, the first night was so bad, it was a nightmare. In fact, I decided to exclusively breastfeed the baby but due to COVID situation sometimes it becomes so hard. I was doing that till the time I had nurses around me. I had thought that for the next six months, it is going to be this way but I don't know now... there are so many issues, the baby keeps crying, I keep wondering if I am doing anything wrong, recently, it was like 2:30 AM and the baby won't stop crying. We did everything to make sure the baby stops crying. At last, we got a Dabba with that formula, we have been watching YouTube videos. Everyone was running to make her stop crying and then finally she did." On the question of how is she planning to celebrate once the lockdown ends, she said, "We will have a puja or something if things normalise. We did a little puja in the house recently. But let's see. How do we plan anything? We keep face timing with friends and everyone because they are all so excited." (Also Read: Anam Mirza Reveals How Is Married Life With Asad And His Reaction To The Nickname She Had Given Him)

Gautam Gupta

What are you planning to do after lockdown? Let us know!

Image courtesy: Smriti Khanna
 
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