How Dads Can Help
A woman is more likely to choose to breastfeed if she is sure her partner is positive about it.
Your Support is Important
While breastfeeding is natural it is also a learned skill. It usually takes at least a few weeks for mother and baby to get used to breastfeeding. If these first weeks are difficult it can be tempting for the mother to give up.
Your support is vital to helping your partner continue to breastfeeding.
You can help by:
If your baby is breastfed you will not be able to feed him initially, but experienced dads know that there are many other ways of caring for, and being close to your baby. Here are some suggestions that may be useful to new dads.
Breastfeeding Benefits - How many can you point to?
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