Using the F Word: Maximising fathers support for breastfeeding

Nigel Sherriff, Carol Williams

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Amidst growing concerns that the UK has amongst the lowest rates of breastfeeding in the world, this workshop provided a forum to consider why and how fathers can be customarily engaged to support breastfeeding. The workshop presented a new model of father support to promote breastfeeding, and provided an informal space to consider the ‘F-word’, the father-word, and to explore and share key ideas of how fathers’ support can be maximised and normalised. Overarching themes of the workshop followed the five areas set out in the model: Knowledge about breastfeeding; positive attitudes to breastfeeding; involvement in the decision-making process for breastfeeding;
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3-4
Number of pages2
JournalInternational Journal of Birth and Parenting Education
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016


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