Vital role of fathers in breastfeeding found in new research

Angga Rahadian's research has found mothers who feel supported by their partners have better milk production.
Angga Rahadian's research has found mothers who feel supported by their partners have better milk production. Photo credit: iStock

House husbands who chip in around the house could be helping to boost mum's milk production, new research suggests.

Mothers who feel supported by their partners have better milk production and breastfeeding success increases, University of Waikato masters student Angga Rahadian's research has found. 

Stress is known to dry up breast milk, so happy mothers are key when it comes to feeding their children. 

Ms Rahadian, originally from Jakarta, has based her research around Indonesian parents that also has relevance in New Zealand.

She was the winner of Waikato's 2018 3MT Masters Competition.

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