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Breastfeeding is extremely important for a child's nutrition; however, not all women are blessed with that opportunity, hence the judgment that happens around it needs to stop, period!
Breastfeeding is extremely important for a child’s nutrition; however, not all women are blessed with that opportunity, hence the judgment that happens around it needs to stop, period!
Nursing a child is one of the most controversial phases of a mother’s life. The reason I say controversial is that from the time a woman delivers, to the time she weans off her child, there is an array of advice, speculation, and suggestions that do the rounds. It is almost as if a whirlpool is encircling her.
It starts from being able to get the baby to latch, then lactating, the number of times the baby needs to be fed, when to introduce solids, when to wean the baby and then finally to the question of how and why is the baby being breastfed if the child is older than a year. Here are a few things that other women, and in fact anyone who is not the mother experiencing this phase, need to keep in mind.
Breastfeeding has multiple benefits for both baby and mom. We even have all sorts of adverts doing the rounds about its benefits. These adverts are mostly to educate those who are uneducated about the benefits. I am surprised as to how after being educated, after experiencing their own journey of pregnancy and motherhood, can a few women be cynical and judgmental about other women?
From warding off the viruses in children, boosting their nutrition, to helping moms overcome depression and fuel weight loss, the benefits of breastfeeding are many. Some mothers fight through all the struggles that they face during breastfeeding like lactation issues, cracked nipples, engorged breasts, baby not being able to latch etc. and still try and ensure that the baby is fed breast milk, and then there are kids like ME who are formula-fed right from day one, because nature decided to not supply breast milk to their mothers, which I believe is OK and should not be a guilt-ridden journey for the mother.
Honestly, it doesn’t matter how many stories of struggles and overcoming those struggles I list down, some people around you will never change.
People will continue to babble, hence I strongly say – only a mother can understand and fight her own battle. So, rather than pulling her down, become a force of strength and trust for her. Mums of this digi-age seek support through various online support groups, but wouldn’t it be nicer if mums got more support and care from their real world and not just the virtual world?
They say it takes a village to raise a child: be an active part of that village.
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What I loved was how there is so much in the movie of the SRK we have known, and also a totally new star. The gestures, the smile, the wit and the charisma are all too familiar, but you also witness a rawness, an edginess.
When a movie that got the entire nation in a twist – for the right and wrong reasons – hits the theatres, there is bound to be noise. From ‘I am going to watch it – first day first show’ to ‘Boycott the movie and make it a flop’, social media has been a furore of posts.
Let me get one thing straight here – I did not watch Pathaan to make a statement or to simply rebel as people would put it. I went to watch it for the sheer pleasure of witnessing my favourite superstar in all his glory being what he is best at being – his magnificent self. Because when it comes to screen presence, he burns it, melts it and then resurrects it as well like no other. Because when it comes to style and passion, he owns it like a boss. Because SRK is, in a way, my last connecting point to the girl that I once was. Though I have evolved into so many more things over the years, I don’t think I am ready to let go of that girl fully yet.
There is no elephant in the room really here because it’s a fact that Bollywood has a lot of cleaning up to do. Calling out on all the problematic aspects of the industry is important and in doing that, maintaining objectivity is also equally imperative. I went for Pathaan for entertainment and got more than I had hoped for. It is a clever, slick, witty, brilliantly packaged action movie that delivers what it promises to. Logic definitely goes flying out of the window at times and some scenes will make you go ‘kuch bhi’ , but the screenplay clearly reminds you that you knew all along what you were in for. The action sequences are lavish and someone like me who is not exactly a fan of this genre was also mind blown.
Recent footage of her coming out of an airport had comments preaching karma and its cruel ways, that Samantha "deserved her illness" because she filed for divorce.
Samantha Ruth Prabhu fell from being the public’s sweetheart to a villain overnight because she filed for divorce. The actress was struck with myositis post divorce, much to the joy of certain groups (read sexist) in our society.
A troll responded to Samantha’s tweet, “Women Rising!!” by adding to it “just to fall”. She replied, “Getting back up makes it all the more sweeter, my friend.”
Here’s another insensitive tweet by BuzZ Basket showing fake concern for her autoimmune disease. “Feeling sad for Samantha, she lost all her charm and glow. When everyone thought she came out of divorce strongly and her professional life was seeing heights, myositis hit her badly, making her weak again.” Samantha responded, “I pray you never have to go through months of treatment and medication like I did. And here’s some love from me to add to your glow.”
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