Pumped in an airplane bathroom, Soha on breastfeeding Inaaya


Marking breastfeeding week (1st Aug-7 Aug), Soha Ali Khan, who is a mother of a cute baby girl Inaaya shared her story on breastfeeding inspired by Neha Dhupia's video.

In the video, she said, "It was definitely one of the most difficult aspects of being a new parent for me. As it is, I am so competitive by nature. I wanted to be the exclusive provider of nutrition and I was quite kicked by this wonderful, very humbling process that was happening to me. But it was also very demanding, very tiring and very frustrating, at times, to meet the rapidly increasing demands of a hungry baby."

Soha can been heard and seen telling the stigmas attached to breastfeeding,"As a working parent, I found myself having to pump in the oddest of places. I have pumped in an airplane bathroom. When the seatbelt signs came on, I had to hurriedly dismantle everything, spilling lots of very precious breast milk along the way. When I came out and made it back to my seat, the air hostess asked me if I was doing my make-up inside. I was like, 'Uh...no,'" she said in the video.

She also quipped about how people glared mother breastfeeding her child in public. "It is difficult as there are a few facilities that enable us to do this and it sort of a taboo subject and you frowned upon women who are breastfeeding in public. I think that they are doing something that is incredibly valuable, scientific and incredible. It really needs to be supported, as opposed to being shunned," she said.

She also talked about the challenges that comes with motherhood, "The thing that encouraged me was finding support in other mothers and knowing that you're not alone. Whatever issues you went through, whether it was latching, low milk supply, sleepless nights, frustration, being upset with your body and hormones...there were people out there who could relate to it and tell you that you were going to be okay and that it's temporary," she said.