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Helping the Breastfeeding Mother

For Father, Family, and Friends

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The father, family and friends can play a very important role in the success of breastfeeding, by offering support, encouragement, and assistance with household tasks and errands. When others ask, "How can I help?", be ready with this list of ideas, perfect for hanging on the refrigerator.
  • Change diapers
  • Give the baby a bath
  • Burp the baby
  • Rock the baby
  • Comfort and cuddle the baby
  • Play with the baby
  • Do shopping
  • Prepare a meal
  • Do the dishes
  • Do the laundry
  • Clean a room
  • Dust
  • Vacuum
  • Care for the other children
  • Care for the pets
  • Answer telephone calls
  • Entertain visitors
  • Run errands
  • Give mom a shoulder and neck massage
  • Enable mom to rest, recover and breastfeed
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About The Author

Becky Hand
Becky is a registered and licensed dietitian with almost 20 years of experience. She teaches prenatal classes and counsels individuals, helping women eat right and stay fit before, during and after their pregnancies.
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