A new dad cannot breastfeed. But he can a whole lot of other things for bonding with baby, both before and after birth. Find tips on what to do here.
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Here, you’ll find articles on how to bond with your baby, how to help out during childbirth, explanations on what happens to both your own hormones (yes, they are affected!), and those of baby’s mom. Polls, tips, and much more.
A new dad (a very tired new dad) described his view of being a new father:
“Well, as a new dad, our mission is to help out, but of course it is limited since we can’t breastfeed.
Instead, we can work to bring home money, clean the house, do the laundry, do all the shopping, cooking, planning, taking care of the garden, diapering (day and night), burping (day and night), taking the baby out for stroller walks during the weekends, so that mom can sleep, volunteer to take care of all the early mornings, and of course, give my wife foot massage.
And not complain of course.
And be very understanding when she complains about being tired.”
Can you relate?
Helpful Information & Tips for New Dads
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Wondering how to use cloth diapers? Here are some been-there-done-that tips to get you started, including video instructions.
Baby cloth diapers are no doubt messier than disposable diapers. But there are still good reasons to use them. Find out why.
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What is the role of dad during childbirth? Well, important! Here are tips and videos on how to prepare and act as a birth partner for dad during labor.
Some countries offer paternity leave, some don't. But even if paternity leave is a possibility not all men take it. Would you go on paternity leave? Vote in this poll.
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The breastfeeding hormones may have quite dramatic effects on a new mom. Tired, relaxed and - a bit slow - to mention some effects.
My 3 month old will only let me, her mother hold her. She screams when anybody else hold her including the father, is this normal? It is frustrating!