Some thoughts that may or may not apply to your situation: For me, it works best to go away for a couple of hours. Don't expect dad to pick up the slack on cue if you are around tending to the baby on and off. Baby often prefers mom when there's a choice and most guys feel crappy when rejected by their kid. Guys also like to keep busy instead of waiting around to be needed, so when you DO need them, they are... well, busy. But if you grab a laptop and run out to a coffee shop for a couple hours to do your school work, the child will better accept dad, dad will be in a clearer position of responsibility to the child, and he'll step up. You'll get your work done a lot faster too. Then you can come home and nurse her. Do NOT let people use her nursing as an excuse for not being able to care for her. I got that a lot and it's bull. Obviously; your child is in child care. I can take care of someone else's breastfed baby just fine. If mom isn't in the building, she will learn to accept other ways of being comforted. BUT when you are around, it really IS tricky for others to comfort her at this age. She is young enough to have a strong desire to suck, and old enough to know where the milk is. But if you are gone, she will adapt to the situation. Dads are the same way. Daddies fuss for the first couple minutes the first few times mommies leave them with the baby, but they get used to it and start to savor that time alone with their child when they can be the favored parent.