Skin to skin is the closest he'll get.
Skin to skin is the closest he'll get.If there's one thing I am constantly telling my husband since the birth of our daughter, it's that he's a hot dad. Besides the sheer hotness factor of watching him transform from a hot boyfriend to a hot husband to a hot dad, the sexiest things he does are things that help me be a better mom, and that includes being supportive when it comes to breastfeeding.
Dads can do any number of things to help out nursing moms, like cleaning and assembling that complex breast pump (seriously, why are there so many parts?), giving baby a bottle when you're needed elsewhere, and cooking since you're so busy feeding his child.
One dad that clearly "gets" breastfeeding is comedian/writer Tom Riles, the man behind the humorous blog Life of Dad, where babies do our laundry and men can breastfeed. Nice fantasy, huh? Well, check out this hilarious "Male Breastfeeding" PSA.
Okay, so a man wearing a Hooter Hider isn't necessarily sexy, but it is a very funny image. My favorite line is, "When I first started breastfeeding, it was a little awkward. It was hard for him to latch on, but now I find myself filling up faster than ever!" Clearly, Riles has paid attention to his wife's nursing woes. Unfortunately for dads, they'll just never have "that connection."
But what if they could? When 4 a.m. rolls around and the baby is restless for that next meal, think about it: We could keep sleeping. And with two people producing, there'd be enough pumped milk for a romantic weekend getaway. There'd be His and Hers nursing covers! Dads might even get addicted, and then we'd be fighting over whose turn is next.
Instead, they'll just have to settle for aiding in our tireless efforts to nourish their offspring.
How does your husband help with breastfeeding?