World Breastfeeding Week: Dia Mirza shares her thoughts on breastfeeding
- Dia Mirza, has recently become a mother, and in honour of World Breastfeeding Week, the actor and UNEP Goodwill Ambassador shared her thoughts on breastfeeding. Read on...
Dia Mirza is always very vocal about the issues that are close to her heart, whether its the environment, climate change, or most recently the importance of breastfeeding and the lack of spaces to do so freely in public. For the occasion of World Breastfeeding Week 2021 that stretches from August 1 to August 7, the actor, producer and UNEP Goodwill Ambassador took to her Instagram feed and shared her thoughts about the matter.
The United Nations SDGs Advocate and WildLife Trust Of India Ambassador who has recently given birth to son Avyaan along with husband Vaibhav Rekhi shared , "To paraphrase Elizabeth Stone, "To have a child is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.” These words perfectly exemplify Vaibhav & my feelings right now. Our heartbeat, our son Avyaan Azaad Rekhi was born on May 14th. Having arrived early, our little miracle has since then been cared for by tireless nurses and doctors in the Neonatal ICU. (sic)"
The IFAW Global Ambassador continued, "A sudden appendectomy during my pregnancy and a subsequent and very severe bacterial infection could have led to sepsis and proven to be life threatening. Thankfully, the timely care and intervention by our doctor ensured the safe birth of our baby via an emergency C-section."
Adding, "As we watch this tiny being, this Zen master in awe and wonder, we learn from him, in all humility, the true meaning of trusting the universe and of parenthood. And to not be afraid, and so we humbly take the lead from his resilience and courage. We do not have enough words to thank all those who continue to help us live this story of hope and faith and create a safe, healing, nurturing space for Avyaan and I. He will be home soon and his elder sister Samaira and grand parents are waiting to hold him in their arms."
She concluded with, "To our well-wishers and fans, I just want to say - your concern has always meant a lot to me and if it was possible to share this news before, we would have. Thank you all for all the love, light, faith and prayers. We extend them back to everyone who is struggling to hold on to hope right now or is praying for a loved one. We see you, we hear you and together, we will get past this time." Signing off with her and husband Vaibhav's name.