A father can play a very important role in the success of breastfeeding. He can offer support, encouragement, and confidence to a new mother. Ways that fathers can get involved include attending prenatal breastfeeding classes with an expectant mother, reading a book on breastfeeding, arranging pillows, and bringing a snack or a beverage for mom when breastfeeding. A father also can burp the baby, change diapers, massage mom's neck and shoulders encourage relaxation, and give baby a supplemental bottle. By sharing household responsibilities, caring for other children, shopping, and doing other tasks, he takes other pressures and interruptions away from mom.