Chelle McCann guests posts with some tips for dads on National Breastfeeding Awareness Week.
Just by logging in to my favourite mummy bloggers this week I have seen reams of lovely breastfeeding support blogs. I’ve even blogged about my own experience twice this week.
I have thought that there are lot’s of posts out there aimed at mummies being involved and remembering my own experience I think that it would be nice to see some tips for the daddies….so here are mine….
1) Be prepared to feel a bit useless. Mum can often be feeding on demand and for a few hours at a time on occasion. Make mum a cuppa or ensure she’s eating enough – things that really do help.
2) If mum feeds baby laying down why don’t you come in for a snuggle. This can mean a lot to an exhausted mum who feels, at times, like a milk supply rather than a mum.
3) Pick one thing that you do just for mum each day. This could be making a cup of cocoa, running a warm bath or even a mini pedicure
4) Pick a time of the day when it’s all about you and baby – mums bathtime would be a great time for this so she can have an extra long soak and take her time getting dressed.
5) Support mum when breastfeeding in public. This can be a really nervy thing to do the first few times. By showing her your support and that you’re proud of her you’ll make her feel more relaxed.
All in all get involved as you it can make a huge difference to a mum feeling on her own as a feeding sleeping machine to a mum that’s relaxed and happy.