Bollywood actress Soha Ali Khan said being a mother had made her stronger, and that her daughter Inaaya Naumi Kemmu had given her extraordinary life lessons.
Asked about his ties to his daughter, Soha said: "My daughter is an extraordinary life lesson for me. Because I am the youngest in the family, I have never had to look after someone. And then suddenly the life of the most important person is in my hands.
"The most extraordinary experience for me was to feed him. Your body produces all the nutrients your baby needs and basically he lives from you and it is very degrading and blows your mind. This is very empowering. Most women in our lives are strong but being a mother makes you stronger, "added the actress, who gave her support to Pampers, who launched the smallest diaper for premature babies on Friday.
Keeping the moment of World Prematurity Day in mind as observed on November 17, Pampers launched a campaign to donate 100,000 Preemie diapers to government hospitals in major cities such as Mumbai, Delhi and Lucknow.
Asked whether the initiative would benefit parents of premature babies, Soha said: "I did not know about the existence of preemie diapers before my relationship with this brand began. I don't even know they are there. "
"So first, just spread awareness about the fact that there are products like this on the market – the smallest diapers that have ever existed and the value of diapers that use them for premature babies so they reduce the risk of infection – is something every mother needs to know."
Diapers will be distributed to hospitals such as King Edward Memorial Hospital (KEM), Zion Hospital and Nair Hospital in Mumbai and King George Medical University Lucknow (KGMU).
Soha feels it will be very helpful because there are a number of premature babies born every year.
"India has the highest number of preterm births I have ever told is 35 lakh per year," he said.
Rang De Basanti actress changed the author by writing a book called Perils of Being Moderately Famous.
Does he plan to write another book?
"It was very motivating that it was well received not only in terms of people who actually wrote to me and said that they liked the book, and from people I greatly appreciated in the industry and the anonymous reviews I read ..
"Now I'm in a rather lazy room and I have to get out of it to get another. If I write another book, it might be a matter of parenting, "said the daughter of veteran actress Sharmila Tagore. – IANS