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Tips to Successfully Nurse Twins or Higher Order Multiples

Written by Pathways Magazine   
Friday, 01 December 2006 00:00

Have an open mind.

During the first few weeks of adaptation, get help with cooking and chores—you need to concentrate exclusively on the new babies and nursing.

Have confidence in your milk supply.

Avoid introducing artificial nipples and/or pacifiers to avoid nipple confusion which may interfere with obtaining a good latch.

Find a board certified lactation consultant who can help you.

Attend a support group such as La Leche League.

Read as much as you can on breastfeeding. The techniques are the same, you just need to double everything.

Find other mothers of multiples who have nursed their baby successfully.


Pathways Issue 12 CoverThis article appeared in Pathways to Family Wellness magazine, Issue #12.

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