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Will my partner be jealous if I breastfeed our baby?

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Dr. Marci Dietrich
Bariatrics

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Jealousy, i do think many men feel abandoned when a baby comes into their life--even if planned.
An adult partner will understand breastfeeding as a great experience to bond with their child. Sometimes, pumping some breast milk for a bottle is a good idea. Your partner can realize the great joys of feeding and nurturing your baby with the bottle--and give you some needed time off.

In brief: Time

Jealousy, i do think many men feel abandoned when a baby comes into their life--even if planned.
An adult partner will understand breastfeeding as a great experience to bond with their child. Sometimes, pumping some breast milk for a bottle is a good idea. Your partner can realize the great joys of feeding and nurturing your baby with the bottle--and give you some needed time off.
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