With my first child coming any day now (seriously, you may be reading this while I am holding her), it’s time to get some quality advice. As Bravado’s first male breastfeeding blogger, I feel it is my duty to bring you more notes and tips from those of us X AND Y chromosomes. So, I created The Panel of Dads!
Joining me on the panel are three dads whose wives breastfed their children:
I asked each of them a series of questions and we’ll discuss their responses over the next two weeks.
Why did you plan to breastfeed?
All three referenced the health benefits for the baby. Richie mentioned the emotional bonding between mom and baby as a key reason, as well.
On a scale of 1 (nothing) to 10 (expert), rate your knowledge of breastfeeding:
So in the first few questions, we learned that all the dads were interested in the health benefits of breastfeeding and that they all seemed fairly knowledgeable of the subject.
However, this next question is where we start to see that each dad’s personality was part of the overall experience for the family.
If your partner breastfed, how did you support her?
I really liked how each of the dads created their role in the breastfeeding process, even though it’s kind of impossible to be one of the two most active participants.
Next week, I’ll ask the dads for their #1 breastfeeding tips and more! Stay tuned!