Dads and breastfeeding | breastfedbabies

Before you and your partner decide how your baby is going to be fed, you need to know the facts about breastfeeding and how important it is to the health of your child and your partner. Breastfeeding provides a lot more than good nutrition; it also provides health benefits for your baby and your partner.

And the longer a baby is breastfed the better the health benefits. If your partner chooses to breastfeed you can really help by being positive about her decision and encouraging her to keep going. The Public Health Agency leaflet ‘What Dads Should Know about Breastfeeding’ provides lots of useful information.