Buffalo Prenatal-Perinatal Network has teamed up with Oishei Children’s Hospital to bring a new program to new-dads this year to help them get ready to be a parent.

The two organizations both felt that often, the fathers were 'overlooked' when it came to a couple expecting.

New dads to be will be taught techniques and tips on how to help and what to do during the delivery and day of birth to what to expect when bringing the baby home. When they complete the program, they will get some tools and things they can put in their "dad bag", the bag dads pack when going overnight to the hospital.

Fathers will be taught swaddling techniques, tips for bonding, how to help with breastfeeding, bathing best practices, and post-partum effects. The objective of this collaboration is to highlight the significant role fathers play in promoting the health of women and infants in the community", according to the BPPN website.

The programs will be held on the John R. Oshei Children's Hospital, and to find out when the programs will be available you can email Antoine Johnson at ajohnson@bppn.org to learn more.

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