So your partner can’t nurse? No worries! There are lots of ways to involve your partner in breastfeeding. More in week 31.
All leading medical organizations recommend breastfeeding as the optimal way to feed your baby, and so many reasons exist as to why this is a baby’s perfect first food. But are you worried about your partner feeling left out if you nurse? Rest assured that there are so many ways they can be involved other than directly feeding, such as supporting your decision to bringing baby to you for evening feeds, and bonding with your baby in other ways. If they seem hesitant, make sure to include them in a breastfeeding class so they can get their questions answered and feel ready to help out when the time comes.
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Reviewed by Dr. Jen Lincoln, April 2020