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Dear Dad,

As you and your partner welcome your baby, you probably want to do everything you can to keep your baby healthy and provide what's best. That is why making the decision about how to feed your baby is important.

Learn about breastfeeding and how you can support mom and baby.

You play an important role in breastfeeding. Your partner will experience ups and downs and feelings of accomplishment and frustration, but your support and encouragement can help her meet her breastfeeding goals. WIC can help, too.

In this section, you'll learn about the benefits of breastfeeding and what to expect with feedings in your baby's first hours, days, and weeks. You'll also read about challenges many breastfeeding moms face.

There are also tips for bonding with your baby and supporting and encouraging your partner. You'll also learn how you can get support from WIC.

Breastfeeding Benefits

Breastfeeding Benefits

Breastfeeding gives babies a healthy start—and is good for moms, too.

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Common Breastfeeding Challenges

Common Breastfeeding Challenges

Breastfeeding challenges are common, but knowing what to expect and when to get help can help you overcome them.

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Five Ways Dads Can Bond with Baby

Some Ways Dads Can Bond with Baby

The relationship between a mom and her baby is special, but so is the bond a dad has with his baby.

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Breastfeeding Basics for Dads

Breastfeeding Basics for Dads

What dads should know about how often babies eat, what happens during the first few feedings, and more.

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How Dads Can Support Their Breastfeeding Partner

How Dads Can Support Their Breastfeeding Partner

Breastfeeding is a family affair, and dad is an important part of the team.

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Video: How Dads Can Support Breastfeeding

Real dads share advice for helping mom breastfeed.

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Explore the Stages of Breastfeeding