‘As a man, I will never be able to breastfeed my children, but I can do my best to support my breastfeeding wife.’: Husband urges ‘teamwork is essential’

“As a man, I will never be able to breastfeed my children, but I can do my best to support my breastfeeding wife.

In honor of National Breastfeeding Month, I wanted to share a representation of a real-life scenario where teamwork is essential.

I always want to be an involved dad, even when I don’t have the resources available to do so.

Being available is one of the most effective ways of showing support to your partner and children.

I’m here to make sure my child never misses a meal.

Exhaustion is common in my wife’s life due to being a woman who runs her own business.

On top of that, she was dealing with postpartum PTSD, too.

Having a breastfed baby means her sleeping routine is unpredictable.

There is also a need for a mental health check and break.

Some days, she would have enough time to pump breastmilk and store it where I can use it later to feed the baby when she’s asleep.

But most times, she doesn’t have the extra hours to pump.

So, I give her a shoulder to lean on, ensuring our son is able to safely get his feeding.

I’ve seen firsthand of all the struggles endured through breastfeeding. I’m so happy to know that there are so many advocates fighting for women in the world to get the support they need.”

Courtesy of Arnold Henry

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