Breastfeeding is a must! You may be the stay-at-home dad but you still need to wear the pants in the relationship. I made my wife breastfeed, it was hard and painful and all that, but the baby needs it. The first month the baby eats every 2-3 hours and I was there almost every feeding holding my wife and my daughter’s hand because it is a team effort.
When my wife went to work she couldn’t produce enough to bottle so she breastfeed morning, lunch and dinner. During lunch, I would bring my daughter to my wife’s work and she would breastfeed at work. My wife was full of milk anyways so it helped her, by bring the kid to her. Where there is a will, there is a way!
My wife breastfed for 3 months. I recommend anywhere from 3 to 6 months and that is what the baby needs for health and brain development. After 6 months, I personally don’t think the baby needs it anymore and it doesn’t have any affect on the baby brain development as some so called Doctors would say.
My baby was eating baby food at 4 months, she wanted to sit at the table and be a part of the fun. She wanted to eat so called adult food. Now imagine if I stopped her and said “sorry breast milk only” well than I think that’s where I’m slowing her brain development from going to the next level so to speak.
Breastfeeding is important and a must, but too much can can the opposite effect and slow down the brain development in my opinion.