For Dads and Partners

Important breastfeeding supporters

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.

Helpful Resources

Videos:

Dear Dad, We Need Your Help to Breastfeed

Discover ways in which partners can help with breastfeeding, both for the baby and your partner.

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Cribside Assistance

Find helpful information and resources for fathers, written by fathers. With plenty of helpful videos and documents, this website if a great resource.

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Breastfeeding Handbook 2016
Breastfeeding Handbook 2016

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World Breastfeeding Week 2017
World Breastfeeding Week 2017

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NEW YouTube Video!
NEW YouTube Video!

**New YouTube Video! Release Date October 1st, 2016 as a part of the World Breastfeeding Week activities in NL** Baby-Friendly NL would like to thank the breastfeeding moms (and supportive partners) that participated in the new YouTube Video.

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Private Lactation Consultant
Private Lactation Consultant

Janet Beattie is a private practice Lactation consultant (IBCLC) with over eight years experience. She provides 1.5-2 hour home visits, and is available evenings and weekends. Please click here for more details and for contact information.

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Breastfeeding Myths Part 1
Breastfeeding Myths Part 1

"If Babies Could Talk: What They'd Want You to Know about Breastfeeding" - This new video will be used throughout Public Health in NL, as well as shared widely over social media for public education and awareness.

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World Breastfeeding Week
World Breastfeeding Week

World Breastfeeding Week (in Canada) will be celebrated October 1-7, 2015. In Newfoundland and Labrador, this year's theme is: "Breastfeeding...Making it Work". Click below for more information about events and how you can join the celebration!

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