Posts in Fourth Trimester
13 Ways For Partners To Bond With A New Baby

The bond between a mother and her baby is intense. It’s a bond that has been able to grow and flourish over the whole 9 months or so of pregnancy, an intimate and unique connection. But the partner-baby bond is *so* important too, and having ideas as to how to grow and nurture this bond is really important.

With a little time and patience partner and baby will form their own special and unique loving bond, and that is a real joy to behold. So here are 13 ways that partners can try to feel more involved, and nurture that bond with their baby:

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Breastfeeding Myth #1 - Wine!

There are so many myths surrounding breastfeeding, and many have been around for years - despite research demonstrating that they are untrue. So I’m starting a little series of posts to bust some of the breastfeeding myths - as many of them can put off or discourage breastfeeding or make women feel in some way crap. And that is definitely something I do not want!

Number one is perhaps the most important - the myth that you cannot drink alcohol when you’re breastfeeding. Utter rubbish….read on to learn some basics and rules that allow you to enjoy a glass (if you want to).

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Partners & Breastfeeding - 5 Ways They Can Be Part Of It

The first few months after the birth of your baby (the Fourth Trimester) can be a real emotional rollercoaster ride. New mums, and new families, need lots of support to help them as they settle into the new rhythms of their new life with a newborn. This is particularly true during the early days, weeks and months of breastfeeding. And often partners can feel that breastfeeding is an area where they aren’t able to be involved - but actually the opposite is true.

So read on and learn a number of simple yet brilliant ways that partners can be a valuable part of the breastfeeding journey…..

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