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Dads and Breastfeeding

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If you’re easily offended, don’t watch this video. If, however, you want to see an irreverant take on breastfeeding, you’ll get a good chuckle out of this one from the guys at Dad

So there you have it, my addition to the February Breastfeeding Bloggers’ Carnival. To see what the other participants have to say, visit these sites:
* Tanya at the Motherwear Breastfeeding Blog has some book reviews.
* Stacie at The Twinkies has a joke for us.
* Sinead at Breastfeeding Mums has a story about a pumping multi-tasking disaster.
* Amy at Crunchy Domestic Goddess shares several, shall we say, “titbits.”
* Carol at Happy Sad Mama shares why she loves to nurse her toddler.
* Angela at Breastfeeding 1-2-3 has some search terms that lead readers to her site.

Dads and Breast Feeding– My Husband, My Co-Author

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Welcome to the June Breastfeeding Carnival, a tribute to the Dads in our lives. At the end of this post you’ll find entries from our usual cast of blogging characters, as well as some guests.
As I’ve been talking about ad nauseam here, I’ve been working on a book about breastfeeding that’s coming out this September. In our house, this is our “third” baby. For nearly as long as we’ve had kids (going on 2.5 years now), I’ve been working on this book. And now, it’s time to give credit where credit is due– to my silent co-author, my husband. “Da-da,” as the boys call him, has encouraged me every step of the way.
To begin with, he’s a lactivist in his own right. He “covered” me while I breastfed on airplanes and in fancy restaurants. He brought me water while I was nursing, changed diapers in the middle of the night so I could go back to sleep, and even re-positioned an inconsolable newborn on my chest. So when I announced, one day, 5 months post-partum, that I wanted to write a book about breastfeeding, he said, “Go hire a babysitter and get to work.”
Along the way, he contributed his own ideas; read draft after draft; reviewed contracts; helped develop my blog; and celebrated the book sale with champagne and flowers. Now, ever the MBA, he’s devising ways to sell as many books as possible.
So thank you, “Da-da,” for serving as an in house lactation consultant, and cheerleading me through this book process. This would not have been possible without you. Happy Father’s Day. Maybe you should be the one doing any book signings!
And now for the other carnival contributors:
Jennifer, at The Lactivist, writes about how dads have to accept taking “second place” when it comes to breastfeeding. Her post is “Fathers and Breastfeeding: The Importance of Seconds.”
Leisa, at Down with the Kids, (writing from Australia) contributes “Mothers’ Milk: A Dad’s Perspective.”
Angela, at Breastfeeding 1-2-3, contributes “A Father’s Take on Breastfeeding: Perception Versus Reality”
Kelli, at Nursing Your Kids, writes about the “Partnership” involved in breastfeeding.
Jessica, at hepatitis-epi, contributes her story about “Fathers and Breastfeeding.”
Amy, at Musings of a Crunchy Domestic Goddess, contributes “My Hubby, the Lactivist.”
Sinead, writing from Northern Ireland, writes “My Hubby, my Best Breastfeeding Buddy.”
And a Dad, at Fine Whine, writes “Feeding on the Outrage, or Where are All The Boobs?”