biological differences between the sexes

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biological differences between the sexes
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Thu, 01-24-2008 - 4:03pm

Do you acknowledge any biological difference between the sexes when it comes to childrearing? (apart from the obvious pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding)


Is the relationship between a mother and her child unique, in terms of being different than the relationship a father has with his children, in enough cases that one could generalize and say that it is?


Do SAHDs parent in a way that is different than moms?

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Registered: 09-04-1997
Thu, 01-24-2008 - 4:06pm
I was really a whole lot better at breastfeeding than DH. He never could build up much of a supply. ;-)
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Registered: 10-24-2007
Thu, 01-24-2008 - 4:13pm
haha, the time my daughter lurched towards my sleeping husband's nipple and tried to latch on (maybe 4 months old) while we were all in bed got him up faster than I've ever been able to. :)
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Thu, 01-24-2008 - 5:30pm

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Registered: 12-07-2003
Thu, 01-24-2008 - 5:41pm
That's exactly what I was going to say.

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Registered: 08-08-2006
Thu, 01-24-2008 - 5:50pm
For our family,
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Registered: 01-05-2000
Thu, 01-24-2008 - 6:04pm

Other that the ovious, dh was just as capable as I was (present tense in the case of Dylan). There were a few things that he did better than me--getting the girls back to sleep was a biggie. Cuddling was another thing that he was good at. He can hold and rock a baby for hours.

Chris

The truth may be out there but lies are in your head. Terry Pratchett

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Registered: 05-14-2006
Thu, 01-24-2008 - 6:07pm
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Registered: 01-05-2000
Thu, 01-24-2008 - 6:13pm

Same here.

Chris

The truth may be out there but lies are in your head. Terry Pratchett

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Thu, 01-24-2008 - 9:18pm
Obviously, there are differences between men and women.
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Registered: 10-13-2007
Thu, 01-24-2008 - 10:23pm
If you ask my dh he will tell you that he did BF at least once. When our second child was about 7 months old, he had woke up in the middle of the night to nurse and I was so tired that I didn't hear him. MY dh tried to wake me up, but I didn't budge. So he very gently, pulled up my shirt and slid our son to my breast. He latched on and was happy. Spencer nursed until he fell back to sleep. I never woke up and dh went back to sleep. We were all happy. I really thought that he had slept through the night, but no luck. I was just exhausted!!

Lori

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