When you think of breastfeeding, it is easy to assume that it’s a one-man job…I mean, one-woman job. However, as surprising as it might be, there are plenty of ways dads can help with breastfeeding too. Bringing a new baby into the world means there is going to be a lot more on your plate to get done and a lot less time to get it done. Why not have daddy help out? Below are ten ways your partner can help with breastfeeding.

  1. Put dad to work around the house! Cooking and cleaning is a great start. Have him put that vacuum to work or start dinner. Better yet, meal prepping for the week is a great way to cut time for more important tasks to get done and also maintain communication between the two of you. Planning dinners for the week can be fun!
  2. Breastfeeding can become uncomfortable at times. Your husband can aid in helping you get situated and figure out positions that work best for you and the baby to remain relaxed.
  3. Help with feeding the baby. If you are using a breast pump, then dad can lend a hand with feeding time by bottle feeding the baby. Aeroflow Breastpumps offers several different kinds of storage containers and freezer bags to help store milk.
  4. Your husband should also be your teammate and number one fan. This can be a stressful time for everyone. To our daddies out there reading this: Don’t forget to be supportive and show lots of love! A kind word goes a long way.
  5. You deserve a rub down. It is easy to become mentally and physically exhausted when taking care of an infant. What is better than a massage from your partner once in a while?
  6. Have your hubby take on other duties for the baby. He can help burp, change, and feed the baby too. Don’t forget, you deserve a break every now and then too!
  7. Take turns on the night shift. Dads can lend a hand in the middle of the night too by bottle feeding the baby when needed.
  8. Occupying the other siblings. If there are other children in the house, dad can be responsible for entertaining them while you’re feeding. It is important to make the other kids in the house still feel special as a new baby generates a lot of attention and can take up a lot of your time.
  9. “Daddy the Defender”. Your partner can protect you against unwanted questions from your pushy mother in law and help kick out family and friends when they have worn out their welcome.
  10. Last but not least, let your partner take over the duty of getting you a breast pump. Under the Affordable Care Act, you could qualify for a free breast pump through your insurance plan. Let Aeroflow Breastpumps help find out for you. All you (or your partner) need to do is fill out our Qualify Through Insurance A dedicated breast pump specialist will then verify your benefits and give you a call to discuss your coverage information and go over all of the breast pump options. Get started today! If you need immediate assistance, give us a call at (844)867-9890. We look forward to assisting you!

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