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New Webinar: The Importance of Dads and Grandmas to the Breastfeeding Mother

Breastfeeding support from fathers and grandmothers can make all the difference to the confidence of a new mother. Conversely, lack of support, often manifested as off-hand remarks about lack of goodness in the milk, or that the baby “never” sleeps, or that there is not enough milk, can undermine a new mother. It is equally challenging for grandmothers to support new mothers, even if they breastfed their babies. The evidence behind recommendations changes, and it can be a minefield for new grandmothers who were breastfeeding 20 or more years ago.

This presentation focuses on how Grandma, Dad, and the new mother can work together to ensure that new mothers reach their breastfeeding goals. Important:

After the conclusion of the live event a link to the recording of the webinar will be provided to everyone who purchased a ticket.

We have applied for CERPs

$15.00. Get your ticket here. http://bit.ly/2kYSNCj

After the conclusion of the webinar, you will be able to 

  • describe why the support of mothers and fathers is so important to the breastfeeding mother
  • discuss how information on breastfeeding  has changed over the past 20-30 years
  • consider the role of the father of a breastfed baby
  • examine how the family can support a mother who needs medication acutely or chronically when breastfeeding
Outline and Objectives
  • describe why the support of mothers and fathers is so important to the breastfeeding mother
    • how grandmothers and fathers support but can also undermine breastfeeding subtly or actively
    • how others can become the gatekeepers to protect the mother and her baby
    • how they can protect her if she feels vulnerable eg breastfeeding in public, in face of the negativity of others
  • discuss how information on breastfeeding  has changed over the past 20-30 years
    • in the 1980a women were told to restrict time at the breast, to feed to a routine, to wean onto solids at 3 months, to stop breastfeeding before a year. Why have these recommendations changed? What is the evidence? Was what we grandmothers did to our children harmful and do we feel guilty?
  • consider the role of the father of a breastfed baby
    • if a father doesn’t feed the baby what can he do? How can he spend time with the baby in other ways? Dealing with feelings of jealousy and inadequacy? Skin to skin for Dads and babies is good too
  • examine how the family can support a mother who needs medication acutely or chronically when breastfeeding
    • mothers can need medication for a variety of conditions from short term antibiotics to long term treatment for asthma, inflammatory bowel disease etc . What are the risks and benefits of breastfeeding in the presence of drugs?


Wendy Jones is a mother, grandmother, pharmacist, author, and breastfeeding supporter, which gives her a first-hand insight into the needs for breastfeeding support of families. She is the author of 3 books, including The Importance of Dads and Grandmas to the Breastfeeding Mother, and is the founder of the Breastfeeding Network in the UK.

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