Social media influencer Diipa Buller-Khosla, who recently attended the 74th edition of Cannes Film Festival, added breast pumps to one of her outfits in an attempt to address the criticism mothers face.
Opening up on the same, Diipa took to her Instagram handle to share a note and spoke about her 'beautiful journey' as a mother.
She recently welcomed her first child, a baby girl.
"I chose to shed light on this topic due to the countless messages or comments from people who’ve questioned and judged my decisions as a mother - An issue I’m certain that most women endure on social media," Diipa wrote.
"Whether I choose to breastfeed my daughter or not, should not be the subject of anybody’s conversation. There are countless concerns that go into breastfeeding, it simply doesn’t work for all mothers, something that no mother should be judged for online or off. In response to the frequently asked question, I’ve decided on supplementing at this stage ( a combination of both breastfeeding and using a formula). Moreover, while I’m away for a two-day business trip, I prepared for my absence by breast-pumping multiple times prior to my departure," she added.
Urging netizens to be kind to online personalities, Diipa concluded the post by writing: "This is just a reminder that online personalities are human as well, where life and feelings lay behind a screen. I kindly ask that you withhold judgmental remarks regarding any mother who is on this beautiful journey of motherhood. As much as the concern is appreciated, it is a personal journey between mother and child and should be treated as such."
Diipa is a global Indian who's based out of London and Amsterdam. She was named the Elle India's influencer of the year in 2019.