Sana Khan’s motherhood journey up to now has been full of bliss and pleasure. The previous actor gave birthday to a boy on July 5 and he or she tells us that breastfeeding the child has constructed an unimaginable bond between her and her little one and strengthened it.
“Feeding your child is one of the most beautiful feelings in the world. It connects you with the baby even more. And it’s truly magical,” says Khan, as she talks to us throughout World Breastfeeding Week.
“When I started breastfeeding , I used to think how I have been living in this body for so many years, but it’s only after becoming a mother that it starts producing milk. How strange that is! But, at the same time, it makes you appreciate the almighty,” she provides.
The 34-year-old, who received married to Maulana Anas Saiyad in 2020, acknowledges that there are new mums who’ve inhibitions relating to breastfeeding. “But, I don’t understand why… Breastfeeding is essential for even the child’s health, as milk is known to be the healthiest of all things. So, it’s important for the child to get it. It keeps their gut healthy, strengthens the immunity system and helps in the overall growth,” asserts Khan.
And never simply child’s well being, Khan insists that the breastfeeding advantages the moms too, because it has labored in her favour and helped her shed plenty of weight. “Not that it was on top of my list to lose weight and get back in shape after delivery, but it feels good. Breastfeeding has helped me lose almost 15 kgs in one month. I was surprised as well but it’s scientifically proven that breastfeeding results in weight loss,” shares the previous Bigg Boss contestant.
Having embraced motherhood, Khan says that her little one is her precedence now, it doesn’t matter what, and therefore, relating to breastfeeding, she needs to be sure that all the things is true together with her personal well being.
“Breastfeeding results in weakness and that why doctors suggest to take 30-45 days rest after giving birth. During this time, I’m taking special care of myself by eating right and keeping my body healthy, as it helps in lactating. Some may call it a myth, but I feel if whatever you consume affects the sugar level of your body or results in body issues, then why won’t it affect the milk your body produces? That’s why, I avoid taking medicines, very cold beverages or anything unhealthy,” says Khan, including that she has been taking all types of advises from her in-laws.
“They have a desi solution for everything. While one exerts a lot of energy in breastfeeding the child, I try and eat a lot of protein and health friendly stuff as suggested by my elders. Also, I drink Harira, which has all kinds of dry fruits, saffron etc. It’s the first thing I have it in the morning,” shares the brand new mommy, who confesses that she’s not too snug feeding her little one in public.
“A lot of new mothers may be fine with feeding the child in the public and it’s their choice, but I’m not comfortable with the idea. You always have the option to take your child to a side and feed them. Right now, my biggest worry is how will I do it when I go out for work,” she ends.