Our men are getting educated on Breast Milk!

Community Leader
Registered: 10-01-2010
Our men are getting educated on Breast Milk!
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Sun, 10-09-2011 - 12:59pm

Interesting! A guy posted on Google+ - "Can I keep this breast milk in your fridge?" (note earlier picture re Charlie the baby)"

So far I am the only woman commenting, the rest are all men - and most know their stuff about breast milk storage!

One guy did make a "ugh" comment, but has since removed it.

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-20-2008
Tue, 10-11-2011 - 11:57am
I think you have to be careful about assuming the large number of guys responding to this BF question from a dad means that guys as a whole are becoming more BF knowledgeable. Since the question was about EBM, I think that is an area of BF'ing a father is likely to know more about then other aspects of BF'ing since If a mother is pumping to return to work or becuase she wants to be able to be away from the baby from to time then the dad is likely going to have to know how to handle EBM, even if it's only used on occasion. Thus your going to have dads, especially SAHD's, who know will know about proper handling and storage of EBM. I still would assume though that the number of men knowledgeable on BF'ing and BM is far less then the number of women.

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Community Leader
Registered: 10-01-2010
Tue, 10-11-2011 - 12:04pm
charleen2008 wrote:
I think you have to be careful about assuming the large number of guys responding to this BF question from a dad means that guys as a whole are becoming more BF knowledgeable

Thanks Charleen, I just thought it was a nice change - not taking it to mean that all men in the world have been converted! LOL