“Just being there either sitting or lying beside us was wonderful in those first few weeks. He didn't even need to say anything, just being there and listening and giving me a hug. He made sure I was well fed and as comfortable as possible.” — Morwenna

“Hubby helped with anything and everything I needed: A shoulder to cry on. Cooked for us. Made sure I was fed and watered. Held me up when I crashed with PND. Washed and sterilised all the feeding equipment so I could pump knowing I had clean stuff when I needed it. Made me sleep/rest as much as possible. Actively involved himself in being as much as an equal parent as possible, by doing bath time, story time, walks around the block at 2am so I could have an hour sleep. He's my rock. He's my everything.”

Asha

“He cuts up my food so I can eat with one hand whilst breastfeeding.”

Helen

“He did all the cooking, cleaning up and looked after our then 3 year old. For pretty much 3 months then I took over a little. I’d had a section and he was really understanding when all I could do was lay around and feed baby. He made me feel confident when I was feeding in public as he knew I was nervous. He was just great with breastfeeding support and still is now as I'm still going at almost 2 years.”

Katy

“My husband was amazing!!! Both times I've given birth I've fallen in love with him all over again. Seeing him hold our baba and the love in his eyes. Even though he went self employed 2 days before our son arrived (so had no time off) he got up to pass me Theodore and winded/changed him and helped me to the loo when ever I ask for help. He made arrangements for people to come and sit with me, take my daughter to and from preschool, the list goes on...”

Josie

“My husband brings me snacks around the clock when I'm feeding, my little boy feeds lots at night so my husband is often bringing me piles of toast. He also thanks me for being a great mum and feeding our boy- this means a lot to to me! He brings me a pint of water, snacks and most importantly the remote controls! He also took his role in helping me pick a nursing TV box set very seriously! And he spent a long time on the ‘La Leche League’ website studying positioning and attachment so he could help me.”

Chantal

“I don't know where I'd be without my husband. Together, we have progressed from clueless to clued up. He has never been anything but supportive, vocal and determined, and he helped me feel confident in carrying on well beyond 'normal' duration. In addition, he sought out extra information and has integrated it into his professional practice as a GP.” Elizabeth

“In the early days my husband got up during night feeds and made me a cup of tea and biscuits. He would sit there unbelievably tired at 4am supporting me, telling me I was doing great. Telling me I could do it, even if I didn't believe it myself. He gave me all the emotional support I needed, which has led to a happy 12 month feeding relationship.”

Rebecca

“I couldn't have done this without being the great team that we are - living far away from our families with very little support - my other half has never been anything other than my rock. Most of the early times are now a delirious blur, but what will always stick in my mind is his line: 'You do inputs, I do outputs'.... he was the nappy changing king. And this is the lighthearted encouragement to get involved he now gives his friends as they become dads.”

Jo