Your browser is out of date, and may not be compatible with our website. A list of the most popular web browsers can be found below. Just click on the icons to get to the download page. She added that husbands could do simple things to help their wives relax, such as helping to bath the baby or changing its diapers. Taking care of the baby was not the sole responsibility of the mother, she went on. Utami noted that babies should be exclusively breastfed up to the age of six months and that breastfeeding could continue until the baby was two years of age.
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Breastfeeding Your Husband or Intimate Partner
Generally speaking, breastfeeding your husband, boyfriend, or partner is OK. It's not perverted or wrong if you want your spouse to breastfeed, or if your partner asks you if he can taste your breast milk and try breastfeeding. Many men are curious about breastfeeding, and they're still sexually interested in the breasts even when they're producing breast milk. Plus, many women are more sensitive to breast stimulation during this time and enjoy the sensation of breastfeeding their partners. Sharing this intimate experience with your husband, boyfriend, or partner can be satisfying for the both of you, and it can even bring you closer together as a couple.
This puts you in a tricky position during breastfeeding : you want to be there for your wife while she tackles this very serious task, and also provide relief from all the difficult parts of the process — the soreness, the frustration, the lack of sleep. So how do you strike the right balance? To offer some clarity, we reached out to several women who kindly shared the best things their partners did to help their nursing go a bit smoother.
Leaking milk, constant feedings—no wonder you're not in the mood! But you can reclaim some of the pre-baby passion. It was late at night, and our 4-month-old son was up for his last call at the milk bar. My husband discovered us in the rocking chair just as the baby dozed off. What had he said?