In many cases, your partner will be the primary source of support for you while breastfeeding, and there are many resources that can help inform and prepare them to be helpful in a number of ways.
Many partners are proud of your commitment to breastfeed and respect that breastfeeding is best for baby in so many ways. Supportive partners can make the difference when you are facing challenges. They can also be very helpful when you are dealing with family or friends who are unfamiliar with breastfeeding and question your efforts. There are many ways that partners can be involved in baby care activities that promote bonding such as soothing baby when fussy, giving baby a bath or massage, taking baby for a walk, or holding baby skin-to-skin. Partners are welcome at breastfeeding support groups and may learn more about breastfeeding by attending with you.
Dear Dad, We Need Your Help to Breastfeed
Discover ways in which partners can help with breastfeeding, both for the baby and your partner.
Find helpful information and resources for fathers, written by fathers. With plenty of helpful videos and documents, this website if a great resource.