Breastfeeding Together: Engaging Dads, Maximizing Support

with guest Pascal Ghazi

Air Date: June 26, 2017



The new mother focused on getting the hang of breastfeeding and making sure her baby feeds well and often can use all the help she can get. Who better to provide support than her baby’s father? Not only can he provide support for the mother’s infant feeding decisions, but also with time-management and basic problem-solving. The trick, according to expert Pascal Ghazi, is to bring fathers into the conversation and address their particular concerns. How do we ensure they have the knowledge and skills they need to support their babies and partners? How do we support them in recognizing their own doubts, uncertainties, or uncomfortable feelings? How might we help the dads so they can help their partners? Join Marie as she talks with Papallaitants founder Pascal Ghazi. Listen to learn about a worldwide, multilingual, online resource for fathers, where they can voice their questions, fears and frustrations of being the father of a breastfed infant.

Guest Profile – Pascal Ghazi

Pascal Ghazi is the founder of Papallaitants, an online support group for fathers of breastfed babies. He launched the community after the birth of his first child, in recognition of the need for fathers to have a peer-based space that encouraged clear communication about their questions and feelings. Although he works as a project manager in a solar energy company in Paris, Pascal’s interest in parent/child communication has led him to become certified as a “Faber and Mazlish” facilitator. In addition to spearheading the Papallaitants community on the web site and in Facebook groups, he has spoken alongside Dr. Michel Odent about birth/bonding/breastfeeding. Pascal is married to a La Leche League leader, and he is the proud father of a four-year-old child and a baby on the way. Papallaitants can be found online at http://papallaitants.fr/en/
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