May 19, 2020
Welcoming a new baby is a huge learning curve. There are so many new skills you have to learn and you do so with less sleep than is normal. If your partner is also breastfeeding, this can add to the number of things you have to learn and do in the beginning. Having a wife who is breastfeeding can leave you feeling like you are unable to help. We would like to share how to support your breastfeeding wife.
When your baby is first born, your wife will probably try breastfeeding for the first time. While some babies will latch immediately and feed easily, not all of them will. During the hospital stay your wife will be healing while also learning the cues and needs of your baby. Learning to breastfeed isn’t always easy. If it is important to her you will want to try some of the following ideas to encourage her to succeed.
Breastfeeding in the hospital can feel simpler because there are medical support staff on hand if needed. When you go home, it becomes a bit more difficult to access help if your wife struggles. This is where you will be able to support and encourage her to succeed. While this first week home can feel like a lot, there are some simple ways to ease the transition and be a big help to your wife. Here are a few tips for the first week home.
Nighttime can feel the most powerless for the spouse of a breastfeeding mother. She is in charge of all of the feedings and there is not much to be done. While this may be how it feels, this not actually true. There are ways you can support your breastfeeding wife at night. Here are some tips to help you be involved in the nighttime care of your nursing baby.
Breastfeeding while on the go can be a new experience for many moms. The first few times can be extremely overwhelming and leave some moms opting for a bottle. However, there are ways for you to support your partner when she is nursing on the go. Even better, many of these ways are simple and involve minimal work on your end. Here are a few ways to support your breastfeeding with when she is nursing on the go.
Breastfeeding can be a beautiful bonding experience between a mom and her baby. Sometimes it doesn’t go as planned though. When those times arise, dads can feel helpless. While it may seem like there is nothing you can do, there are actually five ways you can support your breastfeeding wife. Here are some simple tips to help you encourage and support your wife when problems arise.
Not all moms choose to breastfeed exclusively. Some will choose to supplement with formula while others will choose to feed pumped breast milk. With these options, you are given a bit more of an ability to assist with the process. This gives you additional ways to contribute to feeding your baby and caring for their mom. Here are a few ways to support a mom who chooses to supplement or pump.
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