Your role as a partner of a new mother is important
Mothers are more likely to overcome challenges with breastfeeding and breastfeed for longer if they have a caring and informed partner or support person. Partners and support people are encouraged to have an active part in the breastfeeding experience.
For Partners/Support People
- Dads, Partners, Grandparents, Support People Fact Sheet – ACT Health
- The Importance of Partner Support – Australian Breastfeeding Association (ABA)
- Especially for Partners – Breastfeeding Information – ABA
- Breastfeeding – How Dads Can Help – Raising Children Network
- Breastfeeding and Fathers – Pregnancy, Birth & Baby
- 10 Tips – Life as a New Dad – Raising Children Network
- First Time Dads – MensLine Australia Dads may find some challenges adjusting to their new role.
- MensLine Australia Offers emotional support for men.
- The Importance of Dads – Children of Parents with a Mental Illness (COPMI)
- Beer and Bubs A one-night education session for dads at the pub. Expectant dads learn how to support their partner through the birth of their baby. There is also time to discuss other topics such as breastfeeding.
Dads may find some challenges adjusting to their new role.
For Rainbow Families
Rainbow Families – ACT is an informal social and parenting group for the community of LBGTIQ (Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, Transgender, Intersex & Queer) parents with children.
Try to talk and learn about breastfeeding – what you know may have changed.