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It Takes More Than Two: Engaging Dads in Breastfeeding Support

It can seem that breastfeeding involves only a baby and a mother, but common sense tells us that there’s another player in the family who should also be involved in this critical aspect of the new baby’s nutrition and development: Dad. How can health care providers, breastfeeding mothers, and other caregivers draw fathers into breastfeeding support? What communication strategies are effective? What beliefs about new fathers are myths, and which are facts that can help the breastfeeding family? Join Marie as she talks with Tom Johnston, a retired army colonel and father of eight who, as a male midwife and lactation consultant, has unique insight about helping fathers recognize their role in the breastfeeding relationship.

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