Breastfeeding Multiples

Every time I meet a mom with twins, I am completely in awe of how she is functioning on a day to day basis.  While my boys were practically Irish twins, I still had mastered breastfeeding and sleep by the time my second son arrived.  So when I stumbled upon this article, 10 Tips for Breastfeeding Multiples, I just had to share with my readers.

All rights reserved by viernulvier via FlickrFor those with singletons, there are a few gems for you, like ‘find your breastfeeding cheerleaders’ and ‘set up a nursing station’…which, by the way, I like to refer to as the Breastfeeding Basket.

For those with multiples, I love that this article breaks breastfeeding down into a few critical tips to get breastfeeding off to a great start.

In my humble opinion, the only other thing I would add to this list is to find a Breastfeeding Multiples class, if there is one in your area.  While a typical prenatal breastfeeding class is helpful, one specifically for multiples should also cover breastfeeding premature babies, as well as the unique situations that breastfeeding mothers of multiples may face.

And, definitely don’t forget to:

  • Pick up Karen Kerkhoff Gromada’s book, Mothering Multiples, and check out her website.
  • Find a lactation consultant in your area that you can speak to prenatally, if possible.
  • Find a twins club in your area