Bf baby's and an bond with dad

Kimberly - posted on 02/18/2013 ( 2 moms have responded )




I love bf my baby but I'm afraid it will make her not have a good bond with her dad. I only bf my son for 3 months and him and my husband are very close. I worried that my daughter won't have that bond. She won't take b.m. N a bottle or a sippy cup


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Lori - posted on 02/19/2013




Bonding with you will also help her to make other bonds with other people. And Celeste is absolutely correct... there are so many ways to bond with a baby other than feeding. Any time he takes care of any need it will help to re-enforce their bond. Playing, carrying baby around when baby needs to be held, trying to offer comfort when baby does cry... all these thing help baby bond with Dad.. or any other caregiver.

I breastfed both my girls. First one until she was 2 years old, 2nd one is over 2 years old and still breastfeeds. First one rarely took a bottle, and 2nd one NEVER took a bottle. Hasn't affected their relationship with their dad. They both LOVE play time with Daddy, and the little one is always asking for Daddy to do the bath even though we take turns with that job.

Celeste - posted on 02/19/2013




There are other ways to bond other than feeding. My twins didn't take bottles either, and they bonded fine with their dad. There are tons of things to do-changing diapers, holding baby, bathing baby, playing with baby.

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