5 Ways dads can help moms breastfeeding in public

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Dads can also help moms breastfeeding in public! Here's how

Breastfeeding is an intimate experience shared by the mother and child, but that doesn’t mean that fathers can’t be involved. By showing their support, fathers can make breastfeeding easier and less stressful for both the mom and the baby.

When breastfeeding in public, mothers have a multitude of factors to worry about—public perception, whether or not their baby is comfortable, and so forth. Your wife will really appreciate having your support.

1. Affirm her.

Tell your partner that you appreciate what she’s doing. Ask her if she’s comfortable, or think ahead and look for ways to make breastfeeding in public easier for her.

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2. Don’t stare.

This might be difficult, but try not to. There are few things as off-putting as being sexualized when you’re busy trying to get a baby fed.

Click to the next page to read about other ways dads can help moms breastfeeding in public.

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