We know how important the mother/baby bond is, but just as important is a bond between partner and baby. Ways for a partner not only to be a caregiver but also to form a bond with baby include physical touch, diapering and bathing the baby and supporting the mom when breastfeeding. Forming a bond with baby also helps mom's partner learn to recognize baby's cues and build their relationship with baby.
Since the only thing a partner can't do to take care of a new baby is breastfeed, there are many ways partners can care for their newborns while establishing a bond with baby. Diapering, cooking and doing laundry are some of the ways that a partner can help out around the house and allow the birth mom to get some rest helping her get back on her feet more quickly.
Read this handout to understand some reassuring ways you can talk to your children about the coronavirus.
This program addresses Mom's returning to work and the best ways to make it work for the entire family. Topics covered include psychological adjustments, family scheduling, day care options, interacting with your employer about flex time options and breast pumping.
This program explores the options parents need to consider when choosing a caregiver that is right for their family and lifestyle. A variety of solutions are addressed such as in-home care (i.e. nanny, partner or family member) and out of home day care (i.e. day care providers, relatives or corporate day care).
Learn how roles change when a new member of the family comes home, and how everyone can support mom and bond with the newborn.
Watch this program to learn about breastfeeding rights in the workplace including time and space to pump.