This page is for Dads who wonder & worry about their role after baby is born. It seems as if the breastfeeding mother will do everything and leave Daddy out of the loop. Not so, there is MUCH to do when a baby comes into your home. Fathers need to jump right in and integrate themselves into the mix.
Probably the most important thing for dads is to enjoy the duties of being a loving and caring father. Hold and cuddle your baby because they need love and attention. Here are a few things you can do to feel more involved with your little one:
The first 2 months after baby is born is the hardest. It is physically challenging to feed, clean, diaper, and hold an infant for what seems like “all the time”. Help your partner by following these few tips:
Of equal importance is emotional support. When the day has grown long and everything seems to be falling apart, a word of encouragement really helps.
Fathers have a special place in their children’s lives, so don’t feel left out.