(Closed) Did your husbands go to breastfeeding class?

posted 7 years ago in Babies
  • poll: Husbands in breastfeeding class, yay or nay?
    Yay : (21 votes)
    68 %
    Nay : (10 votes)
    32 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I think that he should go. However, there will be boobs everywhere.

    Post # 4
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2009

    My husband is coming to breastfeeding class with me, so I voted yay.

    Post # 5
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    We haven’t went to ours yet, but we asked the education coordinator at the hospital if it would be okay if Darling Husband came to our class and she said they encourage husbands to attend.  Basically, two people listening are better than one (he can help you remember stuff you may forget…esp. at three in the morning when the baby is crying).  Also, it helps him feel involved and he can know what is going on with his wife and child. 

    Post # 6
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    Buzzing bee

    mine went…he thought it was amusing  😀

    Post # 7
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    Darling Husband refused to go basically for the same reason…he thought there would be boobs everywhere, but that could not be farther from the truth. Instead my mom attended with me because I wanted someone to go with me. Besides myself there was one other women flying solo. It was really awkward for me being the only person whose husband did not come. I had to really stress that I was married and Darling Husband was working because the consultant teaching the class kept saying “…fathers and grandmothers…” and looked right at me each time. He should have been there without a doubt.

    Post # 8
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    i’m so glad you posted this! we’re scheduled for a bf class this saturday and my husband is SO reluctant to go. he definitely thinks there will be live demos and bare breasts everywhere. i can’t imagine that being the case! plus, i feel like it’s important for us to BOTH be knowledgeable and invested in the feeding and care of our baby. it really pisses me off when he makes comments like he shouldn’t be going! as of now he is, and regardless i’m making him come lol. 

    Post # 9
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    we didn’t go to a class beforehand, but Darling Husband watched all the videos with me. I’ve heard it’s good to have your partner know what a good latch is and to listen for swallowing as he can move around to look and listen. there have been a few husbands to come to the local la leche league meeting too (with their wives and infant).

    Post # 10
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2010

    At our hospital, they have two classes. One for before the birth when husband’s are welcome and the only boobs are on videos, and one after when women do pull out the boobs and men are not allowed.

    My husband came with me to the first one, there was only one other guy there. He was very obviously just doing it to make me happy, but then after the class started he loved it. After the first 5 minutes he turned to me and whispered “this is so neat!” Our baby isn’t here yet, but I’m pretty sure it’s going to be helpful that he was there b/c I’ll have a lot going on so I won’t remember all of the tips and tricks they told us, so hopefully he will be able to help.

    Post # 11
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    Sugar bee

    We didn’t go to a breastfeeding class but I think it would be helpful for your husband to go.  I think my husband has been a bit surprised at the amount of time feeding takes up and since I did most of the reading he’s really defering to me on when to introduce bottles of expressed milk and when to feed and any other issue.  I think he would have felt a bit more empowered if he had thought about the information a bit more on his own instead of just listening to my opinions after reading (not that he couldn’t have read on his own, he just didn’t).  

    Post # 12
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    We didnt do a breastfeeding class. But one of the reasons I would vote YES is so he gets an idea of how mentally and physically exhausting nursing is in the beginning. Even if baby latches and you have a good supply it is overwhelming. My husband had a really hard time understanding how overwhelming being the only food source for your baby is.

    Post # 13
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I vote nay. I would not have wanted my fiance there. Some things are special between a mom and baby, and that includes breastfeeding. I can’t imagine why it would be necessary for a man to be there. I mean he can’t breastfeed and he won’t breastfeed so it seems rather silly. However, if that is what you choose to do, then go for it, I’m sure there will be other husbands as well.

    Post # 14
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    My husband attended the breastfeeding class with me that was a part of our childbirth/child care course series.  We were actually the only ones at our class, so it was just us and the instructor, but I think it was helpful for him to attend.  We both learned a lot, and he was very helpful/sympathetic for the short time I breastfed.

    Post # 15
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    We both went.  There was no booby flashing at all.  I do have to say, though, that we really didn’t enjoy our class and didn’t learn much from it, and the lady ran over like 45 minutes…I was quite the grumpy, hungry pregnant lady since it was dinner time!

    Post # 16
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I haven’t gone to mine yet, it’s next week.  I hadn’t intended on bringing him, I assumed he’d be way to uncomfortable.  I’m not sure what to even expect there, but maybe it would be good to have him join me?  I really like to include him on everything we possibly can, and he loves being included.  Hmmm, I’m gonna text him now and see what he thinks about it!

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