Fathers and Partners

Kangaroo Care for Infants

Kangaroo Care for Infants

Definition: A method of caring for premature babies in which the infants are held skin-to-skin with a parent, usually the mother, for as many hours as possible every day.  Especially helpful with preterm and/or low birth weight infants. Process: Mom and/or Dad/partner wears an over-sized shirt, large hospital gown or loose clothing exposing their chest. Can also be successful with using a warm blanket.  The nearly naked (diaper and possibly cap only) infant is placed directly on the parent’s exposed chest and the shirt/blanket is wrapped snugly around baby, drawing him or her into the parent’s chest where he or she settles and snuggles. Multiples can also receive...

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Dad/Partner’s Role

Dad/Partner’s Role

Dad/Partner is an equally important part of the family equation, bringing a lot to the table to help the house run smoothly, being a supportive and connected partner and essential role model for the children. Read on for more ideas on enjoying all those children!

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Breastfeeding Fathers/Partners

There are many ways in which Father or Partner can support Mom with the breastfeeding duties. Learn all about it right here, right now!

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