Having spent the afternoon smelling the strong smell of old cigarettes, cheap aftershave and glory, at the Arsenal vs Liverpool game, I have been thinking about how wonderful it will be to take my (probable) boy to the football. There were a few dads there with their children, (mainly boys), and it was great to see father & son bonding over common interest. It’s a bit bizarre how it’s acceptable for general parental standards to slip slightly, particularly with regards to the fruity language on display. I doubt many dads would allow their 8 year old to watch a film containing the colourful language you hear at a football match, yet I’m sure I will find myself smirking and whispering in the boys ear, “it’s ok, just don’t repeat it.”
It’s World Breastfeeding Week from the 1st to the 7th August and there are many ways that breastfeeding support from dads can help.