Friday, March 20, 2015

Dads and Other Breastfeeding Partners!




Mamas and babies can't breastfeed alone! We need a support network of those closest to us to help us make sure we are cared for as we care for our babies. Dads and other Partners can protect us from criticism, keep us fed, help us get help if and when we need it, and be our biggest cheerleaders during tough times. At our next meeting we'll share experiences and wishes for how we can create the most breastfeeding-friendly team between ourselves, our babies, and the other adults in our lives. 

As always, we will have room for your breastfeeding questions, concerns, and successes.

See you on Tuesday, March 24 at 10am
Harris Branch Library
51446 Elm Road
Granger, IN 46530

Here are some great ideas from a supportive dad about how to bond with baby without a bottle: https://www.bellybelly.com.au/men/8-ways-new-dads-can-bond-without-a-bottle/


And here's an honest story about a dad "Growing into Fatherhood": http://www.llli.org/nb/nbnovdec03p223.html

Here's a perspective from a single mother, and ideas to make it work: http://www.lalecheleague.org/nb/nbiss56-09p19.html

And an article about the men of the Aka tribe in central Africa who take equal share in caring for babies, even comfort nursing them at their own nipples: http://m.guardiannews.com/society/2005/jun/15/childrensservices.familyandrelationships