In our research Dads and partners have sometimes told us that they felt ‘useless’ when it came to supporting their partner to breastfeed.
It is understandable that it can feel frustrating when your loved one is having difficulties and you feel like you cannot remove the burden. Especially when they have been through a possibly difficult and long labour and you just want to help them get some rest!
However research also tells us that support from partners and families can make the world of difference when it comes to breastfeeding. In fact, having a supportive partner at home is one of the key things that makes a difference to whether or not a mother is able to meet her breastfeeding goals.
So how can you help? In the video some Dads explain how they have supported their partner with breastfeeding.