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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 […]


Molly’s Cesarean Birth of Twins (complete placenta previa!) 1

So, I was pretty much considered a “high risk pregnancy” from the start. “Advanced maternal age” at 39, conceived via IVF with ICSI (although it’s controversial as to whether this confers any/much additional risk or not), and twins. Conceiving had been so awful (three years of infertility, multiple failed attempts, […]

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