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How can I enhance my father-baby bonding?

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  • Try to begin bonding with your baby before he is born. Put your hand on your partner's belly to feel the baby kick, go with her to the doctor for prenatal visits, and start thinking about the kind of father you want to be.
  • Be in the delivery room during the baby's birth and take part in the delivery as much as possible.
  • Help out with the baby's care: take over a few late-night feedings, give the baby a bath, change diapers, or sing the baby to sleep.
  • Walk with the baby in a carrier close to your body.

SOURCES:

Hernandez-Reif, M, Diego, M, and Field T , 2007. Infant Behavior and Development

O'Higgins, M., St. James Roberts, I., Glover, V. , 2008. Journal of Affective Disorders

Lee, H. 2006. Taehan Kanho Hakhoe Chi,

Ferber, S and Makhoul, I. , 2004. Pediatrics

Reviewed by Amita Shroff on September 18, 2018

SOURCES:

Hernandez-Reif, M, Diego, M, and Field T , 2007. Infant Behavior and Development

O'Higgins, M., St. James Roberts, I., Glover, V. , 2008. Journal of Affective Disorders

Lee, H. 2006. Taehan Kanho Hakhoe Chi,

Ferber, S and Makhoul, I. , 2004. Pediatrics

Reviewed by Amita Shroff on September 18, 2018

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