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Breastfeeding Multiples / Nursing Twins, Triplets or More

The challenges of breastfeeding multiple infants are daunting. However, many mothers have great success nursing their babies. Find support and advice from experienced parents as well as lactation professionals.
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Breastfeeding Multiples
Here are some tips for ensuring a satisfying, effective breastfeeding experience for both mom and multiples. If you are planning to breastfeed your twins or triplets, or are currently nursing, find support and advice here.

Nursing Necessities for Moms Who Breastfeed Twins
Ten must-have items for moms who want to breastfeed their twins. These necessary items will help moms of twins who wish to nurse their babies.

How to Breastfeed Two Babies at the Same Time
An explanation of how to breastfeed two babies at the same time, with tips for nursing twins.

Breastfeeding Guilt for Mothers of Multiples
Mothers of multiples may experience feelings of guilt about not breastfeeding thier twins or mulitples.

Breastfeeding More Than One
A combination of basic information and personal story makes this site an encouraging resource for mothers. It discusses the advantages, including an interesting analysis at the cost savings of breastfeeding multiples.

Breastfeeding Multiples and Tandem Breastfeeding
The La Leche League is a tremendous resource about breastfeeding multiples. This webpage includes personal stories of mothers' experience, plus book reviews and advice for special case scenarios like premature babies or triplets.

Advice on Feeding Twins
Readers give tips and advice on feeding twins.

Breastfeeding Twins
This five-part series covers every aspect of breastfeeding multiples, from preparing to nurse, supplementing, and tracking feedings. It's a comprehensive look at the topic from a professional lactation consultant.

Effective Breastfeeding
This excerpt from the book Mothering Multiples: Breastfeeding & Caring for Twins or More explains how breastmilk is produced. Understanding the process helps mothers of multiples feel more confident about breastfeeding.

Getting Ready
A nursing mom of twins offers advice to mothers-to-be. Preparing for the breastfeeding experience may help ensure success once the babies arrive.

Nursing Multiples
The Twins-L listserve compiled this gold mine of comments from their members. There is advice and encouragement about every topic related to nursing

Nursing Positions for Twins
Illustrations and photographs demonstrate various positionings for simultaneous nursing of two babies.

Pregnancy Weekly: Breastfeeding Multiples
Among the general advice found in this article is a helpful description of positions conducive to nursing multiples. Other than that, the tone is somewhat discouraging.

Breastfeeding Multiples FAQ: What are the Benefits of Breastfeeding Twins?
What are the benefits of breastfeeding twins? Get answers to frequently asked questions about breastfeeding twins and multiples.

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