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I haven't gone to one yet, but ours is next week and he will be coming. I asked at the hospital tour and the woman said that husbands were encouraged to come. She also said the last class she went to, only 2 husbands weren't there. I told him I wouldn't be one of the 2!
On an unrelated note, the description of the class said there would be hands-on practice... what do you think that could mean?
Yes, my DH came. It was important to me that he know what breastfeeding was about and how to be supportive.
I've heard other women say that when they showed up, about 98% of the women in the class had their SO with them.
DH is going but isn't super excited. He scared of other women's boobies...and that better stay that way the rest of his life! haha
My best friend went to the same one we're going to. She said every woman there had either a husband, boyfriend, or "helper" with them. Like the PP, two sets of ears are better than one IMO.
DH came to mine. I think most of the other husbands were there as well. It really helped me out because he coached me the first few days. What I forgot, he remembered. Plus it's really easy to feel alone and overwhelmed when BFing...it helps to have a teamate.
I'm glad he heard all the same information because I certainly wouldn't have had a prayer of getting him to READ all that info
BFP #1 9/25/08 - m/c at 8 1/2 weeks
BFP #2 1/24/09 - Henry born 10/13/09 at 40 weeks, 4 days
BFP #3 6/12/11 - Benjamin born 2/12/12 at 38 weeks, 3 days
Yes, my bf came with me and it was a 3 hour class. He didn't want to go, but I don't think he minded it too much. It was nice to have him there for support and hopefully he can help me out if I have problems. About 95% of the women there had their SO's with them.
For the "hands on" training they gave each couple a baby doll and showed us different holds for breastfeeding.