Breastfeeding Twins or Other Multiples
Breastfeeding twins or other multiples (triplets or more) is challenging but also very important in keeping the babies healthy and providing opportunities to bond with each baby. It is extra important if the babies are premature, very small or need special care for any reason. As with any baby, it is important to get a breastmilk supply established, preferably by feeding the babies at the breast as soon after birth, or at least 8 - 10 times each in every 24 hours or expressing milk at least this often if any baby is unable to feed directly at the breast. It is very useful to have help in positioning the babies in the early days as as to be able to feed two simultaneously and save time on feeding.
Feeding twins, triplets and more is a booklet providing information and advice for mothers and health professionals.
Available for £3.50 from the Multiple Births Foundation, Queen Charlotte’s & Chelsea Hospital, Du Cane Road, London W12 0HS. Cheques payable to Institute Trust (MBF).