Some years ago – I was describing how I conduct #prenatalclasses where I help expecting couples understand birthing, breastfeeding and newborn care to a new acquaintance.
The lady I was describing my work too – immediately supported my work and started talking about how this was a ‘women’s issue’ and how women were loaded with these expectations and responsibilities. And how through my work I was serving women.
But I disagreed.
No. Parenting is not something that concerns women alone.
With the ‘provider and protector’ role becoming redundant – men are eagerly stepping into the role of ‘Nurturers’.
I love this endeavor that they are making to reinvent their roles in the family.
But this is not easy.
Of course, every Dad wants the best for his baby and knows that his baby must receive the benefits of breastfeeding.
But when challenges crop in breastfeeding – what can he really do?
In the past men probably felt helpless and receded into their shells.
But no more.
The new age Dads – reach out to know exactly what they can do to contribute, and it is my
pleasure and privilege to help them through my classes.
In my classes – I teach the empathetic application of scientific knowledge. And I have seen that
Dads embrace solutions with enthusiasm.
Find some of the things Dads can do to support breastfeeding in this article that I have written for Morisons Baby Dreams
I am thrilled when I can support brands that genuinely care with my knowledge and experience and I am grateful for these opportunities.