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Attend a breastfeeding preparedness course prior to baby’s arrival
Research lactation consultants in your area, insurance coverage, and who’s in network
Help create a comfortable nursing station for mom with nursing pillow, breastfeeding clip, dim lighting, burp cloths.
Vocalize your support for your wife’s choice to breastfeed.
Become familiar with your child’s hunger cues
Wash burp cloths and pump parts
Tend to baby between feedings, to give mom rest
Help to burb and swaddle baby.
Keep mom hydrated offering her water
Purchase healthy snacks for mom, she’ll need extra calories
Change Baby, recording the number of wet and dry diapers during first few weeks