Category Archives : Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding twins or more!


Breastfeeding Through One Twin’s Congenital Heart Disease and Open Heart Surgery 1

The decision to breastfeed my twins was automatic; it never occurred to me not to nurse them, and despite the fact that it was two babies, I never worried for a second that I would not have enough milk. I actually worried that I would have too much. I blamed […]

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Amazing Power of Skin to Skin Contact!

It’s Kangaroo Care Awareness Day, which makes today a perfect day to celebrate all the benefits of early skin-to-skin contact (SSC)! Benefits of skin to skin on healthy term babies  as listed by Nancy Mohrbacher, IBCLC, in her book Breastfeeding Made Simple: Seven Natural Laws for Nursing Mothers include: More […]


Hands-on Pumping

Are you pumping for your twins, triplets, or more? Did you know that hands-on pumping can help you increase your output? Checkout this great video from Stanford University’s Newborn Nursery to learn how to use hands-on pumping techniques to maximize breastmilk production! http://newborns.stanford.edu/Breastfeeding/MaxProduction.html Related Images:

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Teething Twins = Sore Nipples X TWO!

At eight months old, our twin breastfeeding journey had been relatively uncomplicated.  I had dealt with awkward latch issues in the early weeks, and some minor nipple soreness during that time.  I had survived a few plugged ducts using tips from Dr. Sears’s The Breastfeeding Book (http://www.amazon.com/Breastfeeding-Book-Everything-Nursing-Through/dp/0316779245/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1201970704&sr=8-1) and La Leche […]