Bringing a baby into your lives is such an exciting time, both for mum and dad.
But with mum busy breastfeeding and taking care of business, it’s easy for dads to feel like there’s nothing for them to do.
There are so many ways that dads can help out their partner while they’re breastfeeding. In fact, here are 10 to get you started.
1. Learn About Breastfeeding
You would be surprised how many dads disconnect from learning about breastfeeding because they don’t see it as their domain. In truth, a solid foundation of understanding about all aspects of breastfeeding isn’t just good for you as a dad, it’s good for your partner. Understanding breastfeeding makes it easier for you to get involved, to assist your partner, and to counsel and encourage her when issues arrive.
2. Adjust Pillow Positioning
Breastfeeding can be awkward at first as new mums try to figure out the positioning and style that works for them and their baby. Dads can really step in here by being a second set of hands and helping their partner to adjust pillows and get comfortable before a feed. This can make the experience much more enjoyable, and less stressful, for mum and bub.