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Tips to Help Him be a Dad to His Newborn

Many dads feel unneeded or left out of the relationship when they see how close Mom and Baby are – especially when Mom is breastfeeding. It takes time and effort for dads to find ways to bond with their new baby in the early months

Here are 8 tips suggested for bonding—without using a bottle or feeding the baby:

Can you add to this list? Many new fathers are very creative in finding opportunities for bonding with their little ones. One young man, I remember, was so proud to have found “his” way… he placed his son safely into a sling on his body, went outside, and shot hoops with his son (safely, of course)! What a special touch.

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