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While some people help out at soup kitchens or homeless shelters, father of two Mathieu Boutet spends his free time volunteering as a breastfeeding support peer.

It may sound a little unusual, but the Mirabel resident explains that fathers often feel lost as to what role they play in their newborn’s initial development.

“I try to show them that there are many ways to bond with their child,” he explains. “Dads have lots of questions about breastfeeding…How am I going to bond with my child if I can’t feed them?”

As a father to Florence, 9, and Antoine, 6, Boutet says he knows first-hand the difficulties that arise once a baby is born.

“I suggest ways for future fathers to get involved before and during childbirth, but also once the baby has arrived,” he said. “Fathers play a very important role in breastfeeding. They can encourage and support their wife, …

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