Helps Dad Bond
True, men cannot breastfeed. But the special bond between a nursing mother and her child has less to do with the nutritional value of the milk than with the physical contact that comes naturally with this feeding method. Fathers can form a similar bond by habitually carrying their babies from a very early age in a sling or carrier. In a short period of time, a baby begins to associate a father's smell, the sound of his voice, and the feel of his skin with protection and love.