Breastfeeding in the military's not an easy task. Terrific tips from an IBCLC who's done it. She'll help you overcome challenges unique to the military culture or other non-traditional workplaces.
When one family member is enlisted, "the entire family serves, too." Younger members, trying to understand a parent's long absense or that empty chair on big holidays, make the biggest sacrifices.
Dear Mr. Dad,
My wife and I are expecting our first child. The problem is that I'm in the US Marine Corps on tour in Iraq. I have been here since the beginning of the pregnancy and I might not be there for the birth of our child.
My wife is having a hard time doing this on her own and I feel that there's nothing I can do to support her. I'm reading your book, The Expectant Father, which I find very helpful. But do you know of any resources that are specifically aimed at military dads and/or their families?
House on market, applying for civilian jobs, moving... Gah, the thought of all that stress makes me want to vomit! That's just so many unknowns, and I really like to plan stuff out. It's hard for me to know that I have absolutely no control over how all this is going to pan out.