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Bill Belew has raised 2 bi-cultural kids, now 34 and 30. And he and his wife are now parenting a 3rd, Mia, who is 8.

Every father (DAD) plays and important role in the upbringing of their child. There’s no doubt about it. Out of many important works,

Feeding is one of the most important aspects of caring for a newborn baby. And that means that if the mother is breastfeeding, then the dads are at a bit of a disadvantage. But you don’t have to back off just because she’s got the food supply taken care of. Studies show that the more supportive their partners are, the longer women breastfeed and the more confident they feel about their ability to do so.
So as strange as it may sound, dads have a very important role to play in breastfeeding. Here are a few specific ways you can help:

  • Be supportive and thoughtful. Breastfeeding is hard work, so take on your partner’s chores and help out whenever you can. When she’s breastfeeding, bring her a pillow or a glass of water, or offer to burp your baby when he’s done eating.
  • Make sure to get a lot of skin-to-skin contact with your baby. Cuddling, bathing, and reading in a chair while your baby sleeps on your chest are all great relationship builders. And they will give you and your little one a chance to bond in similar ways to the physical closeness breastfeeding brings.
  • Spend plenty of time just hanging out with your baby. Take him for walks in the stroller, put him in a sling or carrier and go grocery shopping, or play on the floor together. This will give you and your baby a chance to be alone, and the more this happens, the more confident you feel about your own abilities as a parent.
  • Bottlefeed your baby with breast milk. If expressing milk manually or with a pump works for Mom, you can introduce your baby to a bottle and start taking over at feeding times. (Before you start bottlefeeding, wait until breastfeeding is well established and your baby is 3 or 4 weeks old. You want to give your baby a chance to get completely comfortable with nursing on a real breast first) . Try not to take it personally if your baby seems less than interested in taking a bottle from you at first. Plastic nipples, like real ones, come in all shapes and sizes. So you may have to do a little experimenting before you and your baby discover the kind he likes best.
  • Be patient if your partner seems less interested in sex than in pre-baby days. She may feel all “touched out” fromnursing your baby, so instead of asking again and again , sit beside your partner talk regarding your own wishes and give her time to be normal and have some private time for you after baby works are done.

Conclusion :- Baby are to be nurtured by both fathers as well as mothers for their overall development , and its the duty of both parents to take care for having a good upbringing and stable childhood.





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Bill Belew

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