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Breastfeeding Fathers

Breastfeeding Fathers

Breastfeeding is one of the most beautiful ways a baby can be nurtured and taken care of. It’s also a great bonding ritual for mothers and infants.

As a new dad, you’re probably wondering where you fit into this equation. Mommy and baby are the stars of this amazing breastfeeding show. What’s your part?

If you want to help, you can take the best supporting male role.

There are many ways that you can offer help and encouragement to a breastfeeding mother. Mommyandme.com has some good suggestions, like gaining knowledge about breastfeeding (maybe attend classes with mommy), taking over the burping process, and making sure mommy gets fed healthy and nutritious meals.

Your presence during feeding times is comforting for both mommy and baby, and will help connect you to both. You’ll treasure the moments you spent being a part of this small miracle.

In what ways have you helped breastfeed?

Posted: 6/2/08