The Man Behind The Milk

The Man Behind The Milk

Whether you’re a new mom dropping by to check out the view from the other side – or a soon-to-be dad preparing for the biggest job of your life – you are probably wondering the same thing: what role will dad play in the breastfeeding relationship?  Here’s a little secret: It takes three to make a thing go right. In a 2009 study, Bravado learned that women are more likely to breastfeed if the man in her life supports it.  So dads don’t underestimate your role in this relationship! Whether you’re a first-time father or you’ve been around the block a few times, we’re here to help you navigate these unfamiliar waters. From a candid look at what women really want (and need!) in terms of support, to insights from a veteran dad of breastfed babies – we’ve got the inside line on the man behind the milk.

The Man Behind The Milk: Breastfeeding Really Does Takes Three

A 2009 study by Bravado shows that women are more likely to breastfeed if the man in their life supports it.
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Breastfeeding: 15 Ways New Dads Can Help

Today's dad plays an integral role in the breastfeeding relationship. In a 2009 survey, Bravado found that the vast majority of breastfeeding mothers (70%) came to their decision with input from their husband/partner.
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What Women Want: The Best (and Worst) of Partner Support

Women are more likely to breastfeed if the man in her life supports it. In fact, in a 2009 Bravado survey, when asked to choose the person who had the most important influence in her life as a nursing mom, almost three times as many women selected their partner (54 percent) over their mothers (21 percent), even if their mother had breastfeeding experience.
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Insights from the Diaper Dude: It Takes Three to Make a Thing Go Right

According to our 2009 survey, the greatest sources of support and encouragement mentioned by enthusiastic breastfeeding mothers, were their baby’s dads. Now more than ever, Dads are there -- and this means the world to breastfeeding moms and babies. The important supportive role fathers play, both emotional and physical, in breastfeeding is not to be underestimated, it is to be celebrated!
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A Lesson from Nick Cannon: Taking a Stand for Breastfeeding

I’ve never been a huge fan of Nick Cannon the comedian or Nick Cannon the actor. But Nick Cannon the Dad, I’m really starting to like. He recently scored super brownie points with me, when he came out in defense of accusations that his wife, Mariah Carey, was abusing alcohol while breastfeeding. Someone at the hospital even called child protective services. Turns out, as Nick explained, one of the nurses suggested a few sips of Guinness might help the milk come in a bit faster and when Mariah tried it, well… the rest is tabloid history.
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