Breastfeeding twins

Discussion in 'Breastfeeding' started by Miss_Bump, Jan 27, 2011.

  1. Miss_Bump

    Miss_Bump Well-Known Member

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    Anyone done it?

    I'm expecting twins in sep and want to breastfeed them

    Was wondering if people can offer advise?
     
  2. xemmax

    xemmax mummy in love

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    No advice but just wanted to say congrats! :hugs:
     
  3. lynnikins

    lynnikins Well-Known Member

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    firstly congrats

    bf twins is entirely possible it does take commitment though and can be a full on job and i would sugest weaning evie as BF twins plus feeding a toddler would be very very hard work, twins are often born smaller and require more smaller feeds in a day rather than bigger ones as they have tiny tummys so i would make sure you have people who can come help take care of Evie once your OH goes back to work as i imagine you will be spending alot of the time in the early weeks feeding when they arent sleeping but go for it
     
  4. Zarababy1

    Zarababy1 4 boys. TTC #5

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    i was talking about this yesterday, im not having twins (or at least i dont think i am!!!) i would 100% breastfeed them if i did though, i dont have any advice really but congratualtions!
     
  5. Mincholada

    Mincholada Me and my girl!

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    there's a user on here "nut_shake" who has successfully BF'ed her twins for 2 months, despite major issues like oversupply, constant leaking/spraying, her babies eating like all day etc... she had her babies at the end of november i believe, so her experience is still very fresh :) i'll try to find a thread from her, so you can contact her.
     
  6. Mincholada

    Mincholada Me and my girl!

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    Congratulations! I have No experience with feeding twins, but I heard if you can get them into a rhythm and routine your older baby may even help with supply... Eg: Older one to start the feed to prevent spraying/leaking, followed by tandem feed. Or for low milk supply, tandem feed twins then older one to suckle and help milk production. Or you can do a 3 way cycle. By this time your older one will mainly be in it for the cuddle time!

    I think that if you get your supply in good balance then you can "relax" and let the babies sort it out. Good luck! I hope you find it works for you!
     

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