Fathers Supporting Breastfeeding

Last Modified: 12/20/2013

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Fathers Supporting Breastfeeding is an FNS project targeted to African American fathers so that they may positively impact a mother’s decision to breastfeed.  The project is part of a continual effort to increase breastfeeding initiation and duration rates among African American women by involving fathers in breastfeeding promotion efforts.

Target Audience:  African American fathers.  Also appropriate for other male groups.

Materials can be ordered online.  Materials include: 2 posters, 2 educational brochures, and a video with a discussion guide.  The accompanying materials are designed to promote breastfeeding awareness and to support and strengthen the role of fathers in the family.

Materials are available at no cost and as long as supplies last.  However, due to overwhelming response to the materials, we reserve the right to limit quantities per order.

Materials can only be shipped to the United States and their territories. No International Orders.

Allow for 6 - 8 weeks for delivery after your order is submitted.

Below is a brief summary of the topics covered in each of the materials. 
 

FATHERS CAN SUPPORT BREASTFEEDING

Poster - FNS 354

  • Be a Part of the Breastfeeding Team

  • Encourage Mothers to Breastfeed

  • Help Around the House

Brochure - FNS 356   NOTE: this brochure is no longer available for ordering.  Click the link to open it in PDF for saving/printing.

Discusses the following topics:

  • Why Should Fathers Encourage Breastfeeding?
  • How Can Fathers Be a Part of the Breastfeeding Team?
  • Fathers Can Support Breastfeeding in Many Ways
Fathers Can Support Breastfeeding brochure

 

BREASTFEEDING YOUR BABY: MAKING THE DECISION TOGETHER

Poster - FNS 355

BREASTMILK:

  • Helps a Baby's Brain Develop
  • Protects Against Cold, Allergies and Other Infections
  • Is the Only Food a Baby Needs for the First 6 Months of Life
Making the Decision Together Poster
Brochure - FNS 357  NOTE: this brochure is no longer available for ordering.  Click the link to open it in PDF for saving/printing.

Discusses the following topics:

  • Breastfeeding is a Joint Decision
  • Breastfed Babies are Best Fed
  • How Breast milk is Made
  • Talk to Each Other About Breastfeeding
  • You May Have Concerns

DVD/VIDEO AND VIDEO DISCUSSION GUIDE

Video - FNS 359 - DVD now available
The video tells the story of Jason, a young, urban (soon-to-be) father who learns about the benefits of breastfeeding as he and his partner, Reena, near the end of her pregnancy and approach the birth of their baby.  Their story addresses the issues and concerns that many couples face when making the decision to breastfeed their baby.
Video Discussion Guide - FNS 358
This facilitated discussion guide, complements the video.  Each viewer should receive his own copy, as it provides specific questions, exercises and a notes section that, when used in a group setting, can encourage open dialog about breastfeeding among groups of young African American fathers.
Discussion topics include:
  • What Do You Know About Breastfeeding?
  • How Do You Feel About Breastfeeding?
  • Support Breastfeeding in Your Own Way
  • Breastfed Babies Are Best Fed Babies
To order materials click on Order Form to complete online or a PDF Order Form can be printed off and faxed to the number provided on the form.
Materials can only be shipped to the United States and their territories. No International Orders.