Let’s face it. Hardly anyone thinks about Dad’s needs when a new baby is born. The baby is helpless and needs constant care. The mom gets some notice because she did the birthing bit. The dad is usually expected to be the caretaker, or to get back to work and let the mom handle things.
A lot of dads feel like parenting comes with a lot of requirements and no instructions. And in cases where the mom seems to have an idea of how to care for the baby, it can be easy for dads to hesitantly slide into the background.