A study a couple of years back noted that breastfeeding success is not only reliant on a new mamas knowledge,...
A study a couple of years back noted that breastfeeding success is not only reliant on a new mamas knowledge, but also the breastfeeding knowledge of the new dad.

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The study noted that dads who knew more about breastfeeding, tended to have partners who exclusively breastfed longer than other women and these mamas had fewer problems when it came to breastfeeding issues. You can see why this would happen - if dads know about and support breastfeeding, not only will their partner feel supported in here decision to breastfeed, but if she runs into a problem, she'll feel better about discussing it with her partner, and may get more help when needed. There are plenty of ways that new dads can become knowledgeable about breastfeeding: Take a short class: Ask at your local hospital or birthing center about breastfeeding classes. Read a book: So That's What They're For!: The Definitive Breastfeeding Guide 3rd edition by Janet Tamaro is an excellent and easy to digest breastfeeding book. For a shorter introduction to breastfeeding, you can download a free leaflet on breastfeeding for dads and dads to be. Be an advocate: Discourage others who put down breastfeeding; especially to your partner. Encourage your partner to breastfeed and offer support. Make a statement: The Breastfeeding Shirt for Dads Fitted T-Shirt above is a great way to show you support breastfeeding.

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