Breastfeeding for Dads: The guide for truly hands-on fathers (Paperback)
Men are not blessed with onboard feeding devices, but that's no excuse to become a wallflower. Why? Because the arch-enemy of breastfeeding is stress. If you build the personal tools to create a supportive new family unit, you become an important cog in the life of your new baby, rather than a spare part.
This entertaining book cuts through the waffle around breast feeding and tells you exactly what you need to know to nurture a supportive family. It combines science, family politics, massage, dietary advice, humour, and Claudia's extensive doula experience with new parents, to provide a complete guide to successful breastfeeding.
WHO IS THIS BOOK FOR?
Erm, the clue's in the title? But men don't have breasts - not the interesting type anyway. Whilst Breastfeeding for Dads is aimed squarely at men, complete with cheeky humour and dad jokes, it is also enjoyed by women. It is often bought by women for the men in their lives who want to be hands on with the new baby, but may not be sure how best to go about it. We've cut out waffle, facts and extra information you probably don't need, so a dad-to-be can find the information he needs in one place.
A honeymoon is all about bonding with your wife in a special way and not getting enough sleep on purpose. A babymoon probably involves less sleep and a bit more screaming. It's time to create a bond with your new baby and to re-forge a new, deeper connection with the mother of your child. Because although only Mum has the in-built gadgets to feed the baby, she's going to need your love, support and encouragement. Many new fathers admit to feeling isolated after the birth, but they have an essential role in the smooth running of their new family.
DAD AND HIS NEWBORN
They scream and wail, make an impressive amount of mess out of both ends, destroy your sleep but still become the highlight of your life. The father - child bond is very special. In Breastfeeding for Dads we show you, using a healthy amount of common sense as well as scientific and hard-won experience, how you can be both the best dad to your child and be a soulmate to your partner. You can also start practicing your dad jokes as soon as you like. Your child is not likely to laugh at them whatever their age.