Perspectives from a New Mother: Dad’s Role


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A Quick Overview from a New Mother about her Husband’s Roles with their Baby

Each parent plays a unique and complementary role in raising a newborn.

Each Partner Can Take on Specific Tasks as well as Sharing Tasks

Dads play a special role with babies. They can be the first to visit their baby each morning, they can read to their baby and they can comfort their baby, especially if mom is feeling overwhelmed. Sometimes just explaining to a baby what is happening can comfort the baby.


Dr. Padmapriya Kandhadai