Many may scoff. Many more say that it cannot be done. But ask any mom of 2 or more babies who has breastfed both, at the same time, from the very beginning and she will tell you it can be – that is, with heaps of patience, lots of water, and by being well prepared.
If you are a current or expecting mom of multiples, the idea of breastfeeding may seem daunting at first. But moms can increase their chances of successfully rising to this challenge by having the right tools and support on hand.
Here are a few tips that will help moms and their babies have the most comfortable and rewarding feeding experience.
Worried about producing enough milk for all of your babies? Then a pump may be your best answer. Pumps stimulate milk production and help keep your body producing at optimal levels. It is also an incredibly useful tool for saving and storing a supply of milk.
Experienced mothers of multiples often cite their pump as being their “saving grace” when it came to breastfeeding their twins. Pumps can be costly, though a medicals supply shop or a hospital may rent pumps out for a nominal fee. This will allow you to not only take advantage of the pump, but to see if it really is necessary for you and your babies.
With all of this breastfeeding going on, a mom will have to stay very hydrated to keep up with her milk production. Choose a sturdy, and preferably insulated, water bottle so that you will always have the water you need at the perfect temperature. Try to get into the practice of topping up the water bottle every morning and placing it right next to where you will be feeding your babies.
Relaxing is not only important for your sanity, but it also helps improve a your milkflow! Though easier said than done, but moms can start to unwind by:
Asking for Help: As a mom of multiples, you will likely have tons of willing babysitters come to your door. Don’t decline the help! At times when people may be less available, reach out to your partner, friends, and family members. Having your sister do your washing and a neighbor bring over a home cooked meal will go a long way in keeping you calm and collected
Get Comfortable: Apart from having a plush chair all planned out for feeding time, moms can stay at ease by using other tools to stay comfortable. A breastfeeding cushion (some are specifically designed for twins and triples) will go a long way, as will appropriate clothing.
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The sizing & fit of Peachymama nursing clothes are specially designed for you and your ‘after baby’ body.
Wrap the measuring tape around the fullest part of your bust, waist and hips. When measuring your bust we recommend you wear your nursing bra.
Keep in mind our sizes are based on an Australian fit. Use the chart below to find yours.
If you're not sure, simply contact us with your a) measurements, b) height and c) weight and we'll guide you to the perfect size.
|FRONT RISE||28||11||29||11 1/2||30||11 3/4||31||12|
|INSIDE LEG||76||30||77||30 1/3||78||30 2/3||79||31|
* 'Inside Leg' is the measurement that indicates the pant's length.
** The 'Front Rise' is the measurement from your crotch to your belly button.