New Dads: Here’s how you can help your nursing wife:

There are two possibilities for nursing – either she’s feeding your son or daughter in bed, or not in bed (say, in the living room).

If she’s nursing in bed, you be the one to go get the child and you be the one to change his/her diaper and put them to bed.

If she nurses in the living room, don’t make her do it in the dark or turn on a jarringly bright light. Keep a pleasant night light on all the time, so she walks into a room already slightly lit. We recommend a small Christmas tree with a string of tiny lights on it.

Leave it on all night. It’s worth the extra 3 dollars per month of electricity.

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