can father play in breastfeeding and infant care
There are many ways a father can have a special relationship
with his baby. He can hold his baby frequently to enhance
their mutual attachment. He can get involved in infant care
such as diaper changing, bathing and dressing. When mother
goes shopping, exercising or to an appointment, father can
feed the baby expressed milk if needed.
A father can help protect breastfeeding by providing
encouragement to the mother at times when she is tired or
discouraged. A father can also help with housework and food
preparation to ensure that mother receives adequate rest and
balanced diet. Anything special the father can do for the
mother contributes to the ongoing success of breastfeeding.
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