Entries Tagged as 'Dads and breastfeeding'

Dads, don’t feel pushed out…

February 4th, 2010 · No Comments

Breastfeeding is great for mum and baby, but it can make dad feel relegated to the subs bench. With everyone focusing on the baby and the partner doing all the feeding, it’s normal for most blokes to feel a little pushed out. SPARE PART Because new mums probably won’t feel very sexy for a while, […]

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The benefits of breastfeeding

February 4th, 2010 · No Comments

The longer a mum breastfeeds her baby, the healthier she will be in later life, according to new research. Doctors around the world agree that breast is best for baby. But new research now shows that the women who carry on breastfeeding for more than a year are 20% less likely to suffer from high […]

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Breastfeeding: What to do if it becomes a handful

February 4th, 2010 · No Comments

KNOW YOUR STUFF IF THE GOING GETS TOUGH. Whilst it’s the most natural thing in the world, it’s not always a complete breeze. As a bloke you need to be ready to step in if things start to get difficult. MYTH It’s a myth that breastfeeding hurts. There may be a little discomfort during the […]

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Bonding with your baby

February 4th, 2010 · No Comments

BABY BONDING FOR BLOKES. CUDDLES Give your partner and baby plenty of kisses and hugs whilst they feed. PLAY, PLAY, PLAY Every bloke is good at messing around. And now you have the perfect excuse! CHANGE NAPPIES It’s not just about cleaning bums. Nappy changes involve talking to your baby, being gentle and taking care […]

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What can I do to help my partner with breastfeeding?

February 4th, 2010 · No Comments

If you think breastfeeding is a job just for mum—think again! There’s loads of other stuff that needs to go on behind the scenes to make it happen. So many women give up breastfeeding because they don’t get the support they need in the early stages. It’s up to you to make breastfeeding a double […]

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Bonding without boobs

February 4th, 2010 · No Comments

  Whilst there are two very good  reasons why dads don’t breastfeed, there’s no reason at all why they shouldn’t bond with their baby. You might not have the boobs, but you do have the heart, the brain and a knack of finding ways around things. Are you really going to let the fact that […]

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Get the facts on breastfeeding from new dad, Tim, from Salford

February 4th, 2010 · No Comments

29 year-old Salford rapper, Tim Cooke, is partner to Star Charissa and proud dad to 17 month-old Malachi. From beats to teats, we get the lowdown on daddy-hood from a man who’s done it. How did you feel when you found out your partner was pregnant? Fantastic, really excited. Then as it started to sink […]

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Your partner needs you!

February 4th, 2010 · No Comments

Most women who stop breastfeeding early give up because they don’t get enough support. Research shows that a whopping 9 out of 10 women who stop within 6 weeks don’t actually want to give up, but feel it is too difficult to carry on. Other studies show that only 3% of women can’t breastfeed because […]

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Breastfeeding is dad’s decision too

September 21st, 2009 · No Comments

. EXCLUSIVE Pregnant mums are more likely to breastfeed when dads get involved in the decision. Whilst the final say needs to be with the mum, blokes that take the time to find out the facts about breastfeeding whilst she’s pregnant make their partners feel more confident about doing things naturally. GET INVOLVED Dads that […]

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Top tips on becoming a dad

September 21st, 2009 · No Comments

If there’s one thing that separates the men from the boys, it’s how they deal with being a dad. Here’s some top tips to help you step up to the plate. 1. You can’t really break the baby! Don’t be afraid to pick your baby up for a cuddle! There’s a knack to it when […]

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