Breastfeeding is healthy for both mom and baby.
Brothers United - Breastfeeding
Once breastfeeding is established, dads can play an important role by giving their baby a bottle of expressed breast milk. Dads can also help with placing expressed breast milk into breast milk storage bags, or taking care of the pump and supplies. A father's encouragement and support of breastfeeding leads to a successful breastfeeding experience. Some dads are concerned how they will bond with their baby. Dads can bond with their baby by:
Placing a baby skin-to-skin in the first hour after birth is key for improving health, establishing breastfeeding, and forming a precious bond between mother and newborn baby. The baby is placed directly on the mom's chest after birth and covered with a warm, dry blanket for a minimum of one hour or until the first feeding is completed.
Babies go through nine observable newborn stages after placed skin to skin with their mothers after birth. The first several hours after birth are essential to the baby's physical and psychological wellbeing.
Skin-to-Skin Contact has many great benefits for both mom and baby. Skin-to-Skin Contact is endorsed by many organizations, including the World Health Organization (WHO), the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine (ABM) and the Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP).
The first hour of life is a special, once-in-a-lifetime experience, and should not be interrupted unless the baby or mom needs medical attention. Talk to your physician during one of your prenatal visits about Skin-to-Skin and your wish to provide this opportunity to your baby. Talk with the birthing team when you pre-register, tour the facility, or are checking in for delivery about their process to implement skin-to-skin after delivery.
A variety of resources, including food and recipes, are listed here to help you learn more about the benefits of breastfeeding. (All links open in a NEW browser window.)
American Academy of Pediatrics
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC
It's Only Natural Program
LaLeche League of Nebraska
March of Dimes
Nebraska Breastfeeding Coalition
Office on Women's Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Women, Infants, and Children WIC
Nebraska PRAM's Breastfeeding Tips
National Women's Law Center - Breastfeeding Rights Tools: With the National Women's Law Center's toolkit, parents can get the facts about breastfeeding support and supplies, receive counseling concerning health care law, and learn about tools to help them get this coverage, including how to file an appeal if coverage is denied. In addition, possible responses to people who challenge a mother's right to breastfeed in public will be reviewed. To this end, moms can download and print colorful "business cards" outlining their own state's: Public Breastfeeding Laws, Breastfeeding Toolkit.
Baby health/food sensitivity
Bob's Red Mill - Provided selections for allergy, soy-free, or vegan most vegan recipes are dairy free. You can also add in your allergens/ sensitivities and locates suitable recipes under the special interest tab.
HyVee Websites - You can add in your allergens/ sensitivities and locates suitable recipes under the special interest tab.
Milk and Soy Free Diet for the Breastfeeding Mother
MSPI-Friendly Main Dishes - Pinterest
MSPI Food List and MSPI Restaurant List
Shopwell App – Scan or search for an item for allergens/sensitivities.
Food Allergy Versus Food Intolerance
Please direct question and/or comments to Jackie Moline, BSN, RN at