Running time: 30 minutes. Copyright: Mark-it TV 2003.
Traditionally, men have been excluded from breastfeeding education programmes despite evidence that involving men in educational sessions can help overcome obstacles, as well as encourage a greater level of support.
A recent study found that men often feel ignored, ill-informed and unsupported by health professionals. This DVD features a small group of fathers discussing the following issues:
* What were the reasons for supporting your partner in breastfeeding?
* How would you cope if your partner was experiencing breastfeeding problems?
* How awkward or embarrassed did you feel when your partner breastfed in public?
* Did friends ask embarrassing questions about your partners breastfeeding?
* Would a friend's embarrassment stop you from continuing to breast feed?
* How much influence did you feel you had on your partner's choice of infant feeding?
* Where did you get information about breastfeeding?
* How did breastfeeding affect bonding with your baby?
* How were you able to help and support your breastfeeding partner?
* What are the most important factors about breastfeeding?
* Did you feel there was a difference in your child when bottle fed, as opposed to breastfed?