Thursday, July 24, 2008

Pro-Nursing Dad

I just posted this on the Catholic Dads Blog:

I was very happy to see an article in today's Chicago Tribune—on the front page, no less—about Henry Hale, a young dad whose newfound raison d'être is to do whatever he can to encourage breastfeeding.

This snippet gave me a chuckle:

Not long ago, he overheard two women in a store comparing formulas and he just couldn't help himself.

"Have you ever considered breast milk?" he asked.

Within moments, he launched into his monologue on mother's milk: how it reduces the risk of infection. And for nocturnal feedings, nursing releases hormones that make it easier to fall back asleep.

"One woman ended up dragging her friend over and saying, 'Girl, this man knows so much about breasts,' " he said.

For his finale, the proud father usually whips out a photo of his daughter.

I want to meet this guy, just so I can shake his hand.

1 comment:

sunnyday said...

Talk about involved fatherhood! It's great to hear of dads like him, who are beginning to understand more that marriage and family life are all about teamwork.