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Three reasons dads should feed their babies

1. BONDING TIME

At this stage in life, it is easy for dads to feel left out of the parenting process. While there are a lot of things dads can do to make mom’s life easier, squeezing in quality time with baby is tough.

Taking a turn feeding the baby can provide dads with an opportunity to get some one-on-one time with their baby. Even though it is short lived, the time spent bottle feeding a baby helps dads get to know their babies and all their tiny idiosyncrasies, helping build a strong bond between dad and baby.

2. GIVE MOM A BREAK

Being the star of the show isn’t all its cracked up to be – a lot of times moms need a break. Taking a turn feeding the baby, especially at night, is a great opportunity for dads to let mom catch up on much needed sleep. Moms put in a lot of work growing and birthing a tiny human, and postpartum recovery can by physically and mentally exhausting.

One of the best ways to show mom love is by taking on some of the tiring baby feeding duties, especially during high volume feeding times (cluster feeding anyone?!?!) and in the middle of the night.

3. GET A MOOD BOOST

There is a huge amount of research that shows physical contact between parent and baby releases oxytocin, a hormone that stimulates feelings of happiness and wellbeing. Those hormones are released for both the parent and the baby, so everyone benefits with physical contact. Feeding time can give both dad and baby a solid dose of feel good chemicals, helping strengthen the bond between them.

Beyond hormones, sometimes it just feels good to take time out of a busy day to spend time with baby and create time where mom can take care of herself rather than someone else.

DID YOU KNOW?

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