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Being a new parent is pretty scary and stressful. Especially because the is not an official instruction manual for parenting in the 21st century. All of that stress and fear can make figuring out what to do very difficult.

There are a lot of programs that exist that aim to help women figure things out, but there isn't a lot of options for men. That's where this new program called The Buffalo Fatherhood Initiative comes into the picture.

According to a report by WKBW-TV, The Buffalo Fatherhood Initiative created by a partnership between the Buffalo Prenatal-Perinatal Network and Oishei Children's Hospital to help give new fathers support, mentorship, and the education to be successful dads.

Fathers are often times undervalued and underrepresented in the infant and maternal world. And so we just realized that there needs to be more of a focus on providing father-specific programming and education
-Antoine Johnson, Program Manager for the Buffalo Fatherhood Initiative.

With so much pressure being put on mothers during the pregnancy and childbirth process, having an educated father there goes a long way to ensure the proper growth of that new child. This program aims to ensure dads have the tools they need to raise strong and healthy kids.

You can find out more information about this program on the Buffalo Prenatal-Perinatal Network website here, or you can visit the Buffalo Fatherhood Initiative website here.

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