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Dad breastfeeding newborn: Congratulations, you’re a dad! This is a huge job that offers many rewards. It is your top priority to ensure that mom and baby are happy and healthy. Talk to your partner often, and find ways to help you both adjust to your new roles.
Breastfeeding is more successful for moms whose partners support them. They also get more from breastfeeding. These are just a few ways that you can help mom: Encourage her to create a breastfeeding program and set realistic goals. You’ll be there for her every step of the way.
You can plan for the delivery together. This means that can help select a hospital and doctor that supports breastfeeding, as well as attending prenatal classes and doctor’s appointments. Take a tour of hospitals and birthing facilities with your baby to ensure you are ready for when the baby arrives.
Support skin-to-skin time during the Sacred Hour. This is the first hour after birth. Even babies born by cesarean can skin-to-skin within the first hour. You can request rooming-in at the hospital to allow mom and baby more time to get acquainted and to settle into a routine. You can spend lots of skin-to-skin time with your baby, where you can cuddle him on your naked chest. This bonding activity has many benefits for you both.