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“How many mums out there would breast feed twins as I’ve had a daughter all ready and I only breast fed her for few months now I’m having twins and was wondering how many mums would breast feed twins instead of paying heaps for the formula and wat is better for the baby’s please give advice”

Posted by anon, 25/05/2013

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  • I would try to breastfeed at the same time and alternate the breast as the one may be better in emptying the breast as the other. Invest in a good chair, stool and breastfeed pillow and seek the advice of a lactation consultant.


  • I didn’t have twins. If I had, I think I would have breast fed one whilst giving tge other a bottle. Then the next feed I would swap it around, so they both get a good go at breast milk. Sometimes my babies had a go at birth breasts in one feed, so I’m guessing feeding both on the breast at the same time might not be enough


  • I’m currently bf my 4 month old twins so it can be done, don’t let anyone tell you otherwise!
    It is hard work in the beginning but worth it. Get your self a nice big feeding pillow and try to master the art of the tandem feed. It really helps if you can feed them both together. Plan to set your self up a little “feeding nest” maybe on the couch or on the floor with lots of cushions with snacks, drinks and entertain within easy reach as you will be spending a lot of time here.
    There are also some good support groups on Facebook where other mothers are happy to answer questions, just search “breast feeding twins and more”


  • Definitely I would breast feed twins. Try to get into a routine where you feed them at the same time. you allocate a boob for each. and feed them head to head.


  • You can tandem nurse or feed one after the other. It would probably be a good idea to get I touch with a lactation consultant and they can help you with positioning ect. Good luck!


  • I hope it worked out well for you! Twins would be very busy.


  • I don’t know how you mange – hope you got the help you needed.


  • Talk to the multiple birth association for advice


  • Wow I’ve never thought about that- great question!


  • I think it is great if you can do it, you never know if you don’t try.


  • I breasted my twins for the first 3 months. I also pumped a lot. Mine never took to breast feeding that great because I didn’t have a very good supply. If you do decide to I highly recommend a twin breast feeding pillow


  • I breast fed my twins using a twin feeding pillow. It was great. Later after 9months I did give my twins formula. I didn’t have much milk.


  • As a mom of twins. No I did not. It’s a choice thing. .. I had three under two a shift working hubby and I did not want too.. It was that simple .. Hubby got to feed the twins. I could prop feed so I could still do thinks in that room… I was just to tired I had a c section. And I really did not want too.


  • you should still consider formula as back up in case you overexhaust yourself.


  • Good luck with what ever you decide


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