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BREASTFEEDING SERIES No. 4: Breastfeeding and dads

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During the You & Me & Mommy event at SM Megamall in August, I was able to meet dads who supported their breastfeeding wives. Breastfeeding need not be a mom's sole responsibility. There are a lot of opportunities for dads to be part of the whole breastfeeding bonding activity.

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Here are some of the things that dads can do before or after babies are breastfed:
  • Burping baby after feeding
  • Putting baby back to sleep
  • Bathing and massaging baby
Meanwhile, breastfeeding moms also need extra loving care from their husbands. Here are some suggestions:
  • Giving a glass of water while baby is being breastfed
  • Preparing yummy and nutritious food
  • Sharing in the chores like cleaning and doing the grocery
  • Giving the wife a relaxing massage

Moms are more encouraged to continue breastfeeding their babies when they feel that their husbands are there to support them.

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Reference: Breastfeeding informational flyer developed by the DOH, WHO, and SM Supermalls.

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