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What role 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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