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How Fathers Can Make or Break Success for Breastfeeding Moms

Men don’t breastfeed. But they do have a significant role in mothers’ decisions about initiating and continuing breastfeeding. However, even the most well-intentioned new fathers often lack the information they need about what to say, or what to do, to help mothers accomplish their breastfeeding goals.

Join Marie and special guest nurse, midwife, and author Mark Harris for an eye-opening talk about the how fathers influence breastfeeding and, consequently, their family health and wellness. A father of six, grandfather of six, with more than 20 years of midwifery experience, Mark highlights the unique role of fathers in supporting (or undermining) the breastfeeding mother. Get Mark’s take on who the breasts are for (the baby or the father), what words can seriously undermine the mother’s intentions, why feeding from a bottle should be avoided, and much more. Tune in for discussion of how the father can help or hinder breastfeeding.

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