When you think about breastfeeding you may picture a breastfeeding mother and baby together. What about breastfeeding and fathers? Are they as important? The answer is YES! A father’s role in a breastfeeding family is very important. This is especially true in the early weeks! After delivery mother and baby might have challenges with breastfeeding. Mother may feel worn out and overwhelmed. By helping out, father allows mother to focus on the important task of breastfeeding. The success of breastfeeding depends a lot on father’s love and support. Baby can then get the healthy benefits of breast milk!