Tag: New Father

Transitioning to Two

We have all struggled with the changes a new baby in the family brings.  Emotions runneth over during this time, and mothers often wind up with more than their fair share of the baby blues as they grapple with meeting the needs of the whole family.  I have sat and listened to many, many new moms share with me how…

All that Breastmilk … on my shoulder!

“Should I worry about how much my baby is spitting up?” Wet burps, blops on your shoulder, white stains on every shirt, lift baby to cuddle and …splat? Spitting up (usually just a mouth-full) is common and is on the normal spectrum for (most) babies.  Statistically about 40% of babies spit up 2 – 3 times per day.  When it’s your…

10 Ways For Dad To Support The Breastfeeding Mama

Number One – intuit her needs! I know, it’s tall order.  You’re like a cruise director now – be everywhere and everyone so that her needs are met before she even has to ask.  She’s busy making milk!  That’s her job, feeding a brand new human.  Be thinking about what she might need, be struggling with, be feeling emotionally, need…