I came across an article today and even though it was published in August, I thought it worth sharing with you guys (or y'all as we say in the South ;-) but I've been in New England for 13 years). The gist?
Dads are responsible for
supporting the breastfeeding relationship.
“The father has the power to support the breast-feeding habit. It’s very important to get his support in order to raise a healthy generation of children and boost maternal health,” according to Utami Roesli, the chairwoman of the Indonesian Lactation Center.
I totally agree that breastfeeding means raising
a healthier population of people.
I have also seen through the years many mothers struggling to make breastfeeding work with a dad that doesn't believe it can work. What happens to these women? I've seen them hang on for months before caving in to the pressure. I have also seen a handful that are so determined to make it work and they do. These women often times turn the dad and his family into believers.
Read the full article.
Does the father have the
power to make or break the breastfeeding habit?
And the jury thinks?