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Breastfeeding Twins: Frequently Asked Questions About Breastfeeding Multiples

Answers to Questions About Nursing Twins and Multiples


Updated January 27, 2014

Many mothers of twins and multiples successfully breastfeed their babies. While they may face some challenges, it is generally a very rewarding experience with numerous benefits for both mother and multiples. Here are some frequently asked questions about breastfeeding twins and multiples.

Q: Is It Possible to Breastfeed Twins?
A: It is very possible to breastfeed twins ... read more.

Q: Should I nurse them together or separately?
A:With two available breasts, it is often efficient to nurse both babies at the same time... read more.

Q: What's the best way to position the babies?
A:There are several different positions for breastfeeding two babies... read more.

Q: How long should I breastfeed them?
A:This question can be answered in two ways... read more.

Q: What are the benefits of breastfeeding multiples?
A: The benefits of breastfeeding are two-fold. There are benefits for the babies, but there are also benefits for mom. ... read more.

Q: Should I keep them on the same schedule?
A:For one baby, breastfeeding experts recommend feeding on demand. ... read more.

Q: Can my body produce enough milk for both babies?
A:Yes, absolutely! ... read more.

Q: Is it possible to breastfeed higher order multiples like triplets, quadruplets or more?
A:Although more challenging than twins, it is possible to breastfeed higher order multiples... read more.

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