Making the decision to breastfeed, getting started and reaching breastfeeding goals is so much easier when the new mother and father or partner act as a team, encouraging each other to be supportive, involved parents. Fathers can do much more than change diapers! Fathers and partners can protect and speak for the mother's wishes, get to know normal baby behavior, and demonstrate that love is more than food!
At the conclusion of the presentation the participant will be able to:
1. Discuss the influence of paternal/partner attitudes on the mother’s decision to breastfeed.
2. Evaluate and respond to at least 2 of the most common concerns about breastfeeding that fathers/partners may have heard.
3. Identify at least 3 ways fathers/partners can protect and support the mother while breastfeeding.