I'm breastfeeding our son and husband feels "left out." How can he feel that he's able to bond with the baby?
The best way is for you to express milk and allow him to do at least one feed a day. When he is feeding leave the room or the house for a while and allow him to have some one on one time with the baby.
If bottle feeding isn't an option ensure he has one-on-one time -- whether that's bathing, playing or just you not being around for a while. It's important for him to feel like he can have some bonding time, too.
Hope this helps.
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