‘Had no milk for 14 days,’ says Kareena Kapoor as she had difficulty lactating during Taimur, Breastfeeding Jeh Felt Like An Achievement
“I had a much better flow and did manage to nurse him,” she wrote in her book, Kareena Kapoor Khan’s Pregnancy Bible.
Kareena Kapoor Khan is creating a huge buzz right now for multiple reasons. One of the reasons is, she recently launched her pregnancy book ‘Kareena Kapoor’s Pregnancy Bible’ and broke the internet when it was revealed that the actress and husband Saif Ali Khan named their second child Jehangir. Though it was earlier revealed that the newborn’s name was Jeh, it was, in fact, short for Jehangir. Talking about her pregnancy, the actress shared that she wasn’t able to breastfeed her elder son Taimur when he was born. Bebo also mentioned that breastfeeding her second son Jeh felt like an achievement.
In her book she penned, “Taimur was an abrupt Caesarean. I literally had no milk for over 14 days. I was completely dry. My mom and my nurse would be hovering by my side, pressing at my boobs and wondering why ‘it’ wasn’t happening”. However, it wasn’t the same during Jeh’s birth as Kareena shared, “(During Jeh’s birth), I had much better flow and did manage to nurse him. I’ll admit it – breastfeeding him (and doing it exclusively for a few weeks) felt like an achievement!”
Previously, at the launch event, Kareena had admitted that while her first pregnancy went smoothly, her second was more ‘difficult’.
“This pregnancy was extremely difficult compared to Taimur’s, which was a breeze. I had loved it, enjoyed it and that gave me the courage to do it again. But this was different. I had bouts where I would sit down and think, ‘I don’t think I can do this, don’t think anything is going to be okay,’” she said. Kareena also noted that Covid-19 impacted her mental health and that she was afraid of stepping outdoors during her final trimester.
Meanwhile, on the work front, Kareena will be seen in the upcoming film, Laal Singh Chaddha co-starring Aamir Khan. The movie, which will also feature Naga Chaitanya, is an adaptation of the Hollywood film Forrest Gump and is reportedly going to hit the screens around Christmas.