Breastfeeding multiplies

BREASTFEEDING RANT….

Posted on June 20, 2018. Filed under: Breastfeeding multiplies, Multiple Birth, Quadruplets, quintuplets, raising multiples, simultaneous breast feeding, Triplets, Twins, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , |

I am surprised, shocked and annoyed at how many Moms write into a BF blog I am on declaring “I want to be as prepared as possible for BF 2.” This sentiment is great, but when your babies are due The Next Day or Within The Next Week, I find this sentiment too little too late. Not only are they turning to Moms who are strangers, even though they are or have been walking the walk, this is an imposition. As one of those stranger Moms, I am resentful that someone expecting twins hours to days from now wants me to stop what I am doing and share hints and tips so that their BF journey can be the best it can be. What about doing your homework, research or taking a BF course in your own community? How about reading a great book (like Mothering Multiples) or joining the local La Leche League group and attending their meetings? How about connecting with your local Twin & Triplet Support Group and asking some questions?
 
On thing is for sure, in the time left before you deliver, you will not be taught about all the ins and outs of BF two (or three). There is mastitis, blocked ducts, slacker boob, tongue and/or lip ties, cluster feeding, nipple shields, pumping (don’t get me started on the details of pumping….), support pillows, signs when they are hungry, signs when they are full, and the list goes on.
 
I have no objection whatsoever to specific questions but when you are asking me to tell you everything from right out the gate, I move on, but not before I wonder about the fact that you are not prepared in spite of being ready to deliver. Is this how you wrote any of your school, collage or university exams? As the new parents, it is your responsibility to “be prepared as possible for breastfeeding 2” and not my responsibility to tell you the facts in a few strokes on Facebook. I will gladly fill in blanks, but where is your responsibility in all this? And you are going to be in charge of babies. Scary!
 
What do you think? Or I have scared you off with my rant?? Best wishes.
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TANDEM BREASTFEEDING TWO BABIES BY YOURSELF

Posted on June 10, 2018. Filed under: Breastfeeding multiplies, Jumelle Twin Tracking App, Multiple Birth, Quadruplets, quintuplets, raising multiples, simultaneous breast feeding, Triplets, Twins, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , |

 

If you are alone and wondering how to arrange and BF two babies by yourself, this youtube video walks you through getting started and on and off, all by yourself! Remember that it all takes practice.

How To Tandem Breastfeed Twins https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_wPsO8o9G4s

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COLD AND ALLERGY REMEDIES COMPATIBLE WITH BREASTFEEDING

Posted on April 21, 2018. Filed under: Breastfeeding multiplies, Multiple Birth, Quadruplets, quintuplets, Triplets, Twins | Tags: , , , , , , |

**If you are concerned about any aspect of your personal breastfeeding situation, consult with your physician, babies’ doctor and/or certified lactation consultant.

Cold and allergy season is upon us (again).  If you wish to know which remedy is compatible with breastfeeding and will not impact your supply, check out this link to Kelly Mom Breastfeeding.

https://kellymom.com/bf/can-i-breastfeed/meds/cold-remedy/

 

 

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TWO BEERS OR TWO WINE…..?

Posted on April 15, 2018. Filed under: Breastfeeding multiplies, Jumelle Twin Tracking App, Quadruplets, quintuplets, raising multiples, simultaneous breast feeding, Triplets, Twins | Tags: , , , , , , |

If, as a breastfeeding Mother, you are craving a glass of beer or wine, you know the kind of Grown Up Drink that you have put off drinking because, a) you are/were pregnant; or b) breastfeeding, well there is hope and some interesting news.  Take a look at this article by Canada’s Breastfeeding Guru, Dr. Jack Newman:  https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=422431411241244&id=138141916336863    He gives advice on breastfeeding and being a grown up simultaneously.  It could just work out all around.

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Breastfeeding & Alcohol Consumption

Posted on April 2, 2018. Filed under: Breastfeeding multiplies, Quadruplets, quintuplets, raising multiples, simultaneous breast feeding, Triplets, Twins | Tags: , , |

Are you breastfeeding and craving a nice glass of wine with supper or perhaps a cold beer but at the same time are worried about any possible effects the alcohol may have on your Littles?  It is NOT necessary to pump and dump after drinking alcohol, unless you are falling down drunk before feeding the babies (this state speaks to the volume of alcohol you might have consumed).

Dr. Jack Newman, Canada’s Breastfeeding Guru has some guidelines regarding breastfeeding and alcoholic drinks.  For more information, check him out at https://www.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=422431411241244&id=138141916336863

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MULTIPLE BIRTHS, LINDA LEONARD, NURSING, UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA

Posted on March 28, 2018. Filed under: Breastfeeding multiplies, Jumelle Twin Tracking App, Quadruplets, quintuplets, raising multiples, simultaneous breast feeding, Triplets, Twins, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Linda Leonard has created an amazing, comprehensive resource regarding multiple births in British Columbia, Canada 🇨🇦️ and beyond. This in depth brochure will be of interest to parents expecting twins or more, grandparents, healthcare professionals, researchers, grieving parents, and any one else with an interest in multiple births. Lots of information and resources re breastfeeding of multiples. I am so excited about this valuable brochure. Check it out here:  https://nursing.ubc.ca/pdfs/twinstripletsandmore.pdf

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HOW DO I KNOW WHEN MY BABIES HAVE DONE BREASTFEEDING?

Posted on February 4, 2018. Filed under: Breastfeeding multiplies, Multiple Birth, Quadruplets, raising multiples, Triplets, Twins, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , |

There are a few of ways you can tell when your babies have finished feeding.

They are less fussy, mood improvement                                                                                            Stop sucking on their hands                                                                                                        They reach a relaxed state                                                                                                              Fall of the nipple

Take a look at this very helpful short video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=0h0m1s&v=8psFNbWvSCM

 

 

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BREASTFEEDING IN PUBLIC??? OH YEAH!!

Posted on January 31, 2018. Filed under: Breastfeeding multiplies, Quadruplets, simultaneous breast feeding, Triplets, Twins, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , |

At the State of Union Address last night a woman in the gallery could clearly, and modestly, be seen breastfeeding her baby. I literally had a Gasp! How wonderful was this? Right there, in Public, couldn’t be more Public, and it was thrilling!!!
 
Breastfeed in Public when and if you need. It is a normal thing for us to do for our babies, so go ahead.
 
It is good for our kids to see us Breastfeeding in Public. Gives them a chance to realize breastfeeding is a natural way to give babies nourishment and prepares our children, daughters AND sons for when they will be considering baby feeding options. Yeah Momma!!!
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IF YOU COULD GO BACK, WHAT WORDS OF WISDOM WOULD YOU SHARE WITH YOURSELF AFTER YOUR BABIES WERE BORN?

Posted on January 31, 2018. Filed under: Breastfeeding multiplies, raising multiples, Twins, Uncategorized | Tags: , |

Now that your babies have arrived and you have all settled in (at least as settled in as any new family can be….LOL), what have you learned and what would you tell yourselves by way of support?   GO!!

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EXPECTING MULTIPLES? THEN YOU GOTTA DO THIS……….

Posted on January 14, 2018. Filed under: Breastfeeding multiplies, Multiple Birth, Multiple Birth Prenatal Class DVD, raising multiples, simultaneous breast feeding, Triplets, Twins, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , |

AS SOON AS YOU KNOW YOU ARE EXPECTING TWINS OR MORE, see if your community offers any multiple-birth prenatal classes and both you and your partner SIGN UP RIGHT AWAY. Your healthcare provide should be able to refer you to any. DO NOT wait until later in your pregnancy as you never know if/when you will be placed on bedrest, making taking a class impossible. A multiple-birth pregnancy is NOT like a expecting a singleton and singleton classes are traditionally taken much later in that pregnancy. A multiple-birth prenatal class needs to be taken as early as possible so that you learn things about your pregnancy and how to act accordingly, e.g. nutrition and how much you need to be eating; signs and symptoms of premature labour, and so much more. This is not meant to scare you, but to empower you! Knowledge can be translated into power and knowing as much as possible about carrying twins, triplets or more WELL BEFORE they arrive just makes sense. If you do not know if there are any classes in your community and live in Canada 🇨🇦️, check in with Multiple Births Canada 🇨🇦️ at http://www.multiplesbirthscanada.org They have a list of many of the Support Chapters across Canada. 🇨🇦   Also check out my own Site at http://www.jumelle.ca   There is in depth FREE information on it as well.
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