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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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Research & Studies

Most of us are interested in Naturally Parenting Twins because we find that there is inherent wisdom in the “natural” way of doing things (however we define that), even as we are thankful for those times that medical intervention is available when warranted. Frequently, our providers, not recognizing how much […]


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 […]

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Attachment Parenting with Twins / Multiples 1

Many moms, familiar with attachment parenting, begin their pregnancy filled with wonder and anticipation about the new little person they’ll soon meet.  Then, at some point, they discover they’re expecting twins.  Perhaps a little shaken, maybe nervous, they begin to wonder how they’ll implement a parenting approach that requires such […]