#BreastfeedIndia
salutes every mom who's
mastered the struggle
between career and family.

This is what moms in India
feel about breastfeeding.
India ranks lowest among South Asian countries in breastfeeding practices.
Out of 26 million babies born in India, 14.5 million children are not able to get optimal feeding during their first year.
What could possibly stop a mother from breastfeeding her baby? Medela Survey tries to find out!
Delhi
Kolkata
Mumbai
Chennai
Bangalore
51%of moms readily used breast pumps to feed breastmilk to their baby.
33%of new mom initiated breastfeeding in the first hour of their baby's birth.
60%of working moms were comfortable using technology for breastfeeding.
43%of moms quit their jobs to look after their new-born.
69%of moms are uncomfortable in breastfeeding their baby in public.

Motherhood is the most precious time of a women's life. The very first heartbeat you hear, very first ultrasound, very first movement, very first feeling of a developing life inside u. All the moments are to be cherished for!     - Dr Nupur Gupta

I always wanted to breastfeed my baby and when I held her for the first time in my arms and she opened her little mouth to me, that moment was just, overwhelming.     - Nidhi

I love breastfeeding for all its benefits and blessings to both mother & baby, and would cherish seeing a big jump in the numbers of breastfeeding mamas in the coming years!     - Priyanka Jha

Being mom is the best experience a woman can have in her life time. The best part is seeing your little one grow into an adult in years.     - Megha Sharma

51%of working moms were comfortable using technology for breastfeeding.
48%of moms readily used breast pumps to feed breastmilk to their baby.
63%of working moms continued working while taking care of their new-born.
68%of moms are uncomfortable in breastfeeding their baby in public.
35%of new moms initiated breastfeeding in the first hour of their baby's birth.

My joy of motherhood began, when a completely new life stirred into my body and I heard those tiny little heart beats for the very first time. Those playful little kicks made me realize that I will never be alone anymore.     - Munmum Das

Motherhood is the best experience of life with so many challenges. As per me, one should understand the need of child n handle it calmly. It's a very precious relationship. I Love to spend time with my baby.     - Antara Chatterjee

Breastfeedin is a time when I see my baby's face is most relaxed, happy and satisfied.     - Puja Vijaywargi

58%of working moms were comfortable using technology for breastfeeding.
52%of moms readily used breast pumps to feed breastmilk to their baby.
52%of moms quit their jobs to look after their new-born.
75%of moms are uncomfortable in breastfeeding their baby in public.
37%of new moms initiated breastfeeding in the first hour of their baby's birth.

Breastfeeding makes me feel complete. My kid is very calm and it satisfies me that he's happy having his milk.     - Rinki Gala

I loved breastfeeding because it was the 1st connection between me and my baby. It helped us both to build a strong bonding.     - Bhagyashree Gosavi

I am enjoying each and every second of motherhood with my twins. Being a mother I learnt a lot from my infants. First thing they taught me, was being patient.     - Sulbha Bathwal

Every time my baby breast feeds, I feel connected to him and we love each other more and more.     - Veena Gandhi

51%of working moms were comfortable using technology for breastfeeding.
48%of moms readily used breast pumps to feed breastmilk to their baby.
63%of working moms continued working while taking care of their new-born.
68%of moms are uncomfortable in breastfeeding their baby in public.
35%of new moms initiated breastfeeding in the first hour of their baby's birth.

Her amazing smile makes me forget everything.     - Aarthi

When I gave birth to a baby girl and when I hugged her first, I just felt complete as a woman whose dreams have brightened because of this cute angel.     - Preeti Jain

It was such a nice moment when I became a mom. It was like God had given me never-ending happiness, her little hand little legs, her crying, I became so much responsible as a woman.     - Neetika

45%of working moms were comfortable using technology for breastfeeding.
46%of moms readily used breast pumps to feed breastmilk to their baby.
65%of working moms continued working while taking care of their new-born.
68%of moms are uncomfortable in breastfeeding their baby in public.
49%of new moms initiated breastfeeding in the first hour of their baby's birth.

My baby guided me through breastfeeding and those were the moments of complete oneness for us.     - Laila Parag Jain

The first time when she latched on to my breast, it was quite painful. But when I saw her feeding, it was the most splendid moment of my life.     - Diksha Handa sarao

Breastfeeding is a unique feature which is exclusive to mother and baby bonding. It provides mother's warmth, assurance and love to the baby. The soft caress of the mother during feeding reassures the baby.     - Dr. Amoolya Kamalnath

Breastfeeding was the best part of my life as it made me feel happy and complete. Above all, I felt that my son could understand me & I could communicate with him.     - Jaya Kandoi