How Supportive is Your Partner?

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How Supportive is Your Partner?
Thu, 09-26-2013 - 8:29am

Even the most involved new fathers can sometimes feel a little lost when it comes to breast-feeding. Men can’t do the job so it hardly seems like their business.

But a study published earlier this week found that new moms who stress out over breast-feeding are more likely to consider throwing in the nursing blanket and switching to formula, despite the reams of evidence that breast-feeding exclusively for six months is best for a baby’s short- and long-term health. Fathers, it turns out, have an important role to play in helping mothers stick to it, despite reluctance to impose any opinions on the matter.

http://www.today.com/moms/dont-be-boob-guys-guide-breast-feeding-8C11259301

How supportive has your husband/partner been about nursing and/or pumping?  Does your partner support you and encourage you to keep going when you are struggling?

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