Archive for December, 2011

See ALL babies right after birth

Posted on December 6, 2011. Filed under: Breastfeeding multiplies | Tags: , , , , |

It is really important that EACH or ALL babies be brought to the parents after birth so that both parents and the babies themselves can be touched, loved on, smelled and cooed over.  You don’t want a time lapse between having both or all babies with you, right from the beginning.  One Mom did not see Twin B until one hour after birth but she had Twin A from birth.  There were bonding difficulties and a preference as a result.  The decision not to bring Twin B to the parents was made by a well-meaning nurse, who apparently thought, ‘they look so comfortable with their baby, I will just take this one to the nursery.’  Babies are not interchangeable and it is recommended that both or all babies be seen and held after birth.  This skin to skin connection also helps with breastfeeding and milk stimulation.

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MBC and new web site

Posted on December 6, 2011. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , |

Multiple Births Canada (MBC) needs your help!  MBC has entered the Aviva Community Fund Competition and we have successfully made it to the semi-finals! We are hoping to get a grant to improve our website.  We want it to be bilingual, more interactive, easy to navigate and most importantly – reach more families with multiple births. Click on the link above to obtain more information about what we are trying to do through this competition, and learn more about the competition in general. This link also brings you to the page where you would return each day to vote.


We need your support as we are so close to the finish!  We think this video truly illustrates why Multiple Births Canada needs your support and your time to vote for us in this competition.


It’s very easy to vote and it does not take much time at all.  First you have to register which takes only a few minutes and does not require any other personal information, but your email address and you can say no to being contacted.  After that, you are given 15 votes to use until the 16th of December – make sure to come back each day to use those votes.


Please share with your family and friends, through social media and on websites where possible. Our hashtag (for those who use social media) is #helptwins. We have found daily reminders via Facebook to be really helpful. If you are on Facebook and would like to be part of our MBC Facebook Aviva Event page please feel free to join us at: and join in with the excitement.


Thank you!  I really appreciate your support and your VOTES!


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