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Celebrate National Breastfeeding Month

Celebrate National Breastfeeding Month

 

June is National Breastfeeding Month – a month to celebrate breastfeeding and encourage dads and partners to get involved!

 

Breastfeeding is a natural process and can help create a special bond between mums and their babies, but it can take time for mums to feel comfortable and confident to breastfeed. That's why it is really important for dads and partners to get involved and give mum the support she may need. Dads and partners can support mums to breastfeed by:

 

  • Going along to antenatal or breastfeeding sessions before the baby arrives.

 

  • Encouraging and reassuring their partner that she can do it, although it may take some time and lots of support.

 

  • Giving emotional and practical support such as a shoulder to lean on or help around the house.

 

  • Giving mum a break by playing, bathing, changing or settling the baby.

 

Did you know?

 

  • Mums are much more likely to breastfeed for longer when they have their partner's support.

 

  • Breastfeeding can be a bonding experience for the whole family.

 

  • Dads and partners can feed their baby with expressed breast milk.

 

For further information, support or advice about breastfeeding call Wirral Community NHS Trust's Infant Feeding Team on 0151 514 2354 or download our Breast Start App for both iphone and android.

 

Last Updated: Thursday, 03 November 2016 11:24

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