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I echo the comments of another reviewer, that if you're expecting twins - get this book NOW. The best thing you can do is to be prepared. I didn't get nearly the support at the hospital I'd hoped for, as far as breastfeeding my twins goes, and so this book was just invaluable to me. Without this book (and a good breast pump), I doubt I'd still be breastfeeding my boys today.
It is chock full of good suggestions and little things to keep one aware of what breast-feeding twins really consist of. It gives one an idea of the average time of breastfeeding ... how often, how to handle both of them at once, what to do when only feeding one of them at a time ... it just gives a good idea of what to expect. And it's extremely helpful for this first-time mother! It helps allay the panic that I've been feeling ever since the doctor said, well, they can come anytime, so be prepared!
I highly recommend this book to everyone ~~ even though my copy was dated from 1985 ~~ it is still sensible advice for new moms.
Having successfully breastfed my older children, I was determined to do my best with the twins. And trust me, there were PLENTY of well meaning know-it-alls trying to discourage me from even trying. I'm here to tell you that it is definitely possible & doable...if you are determined.
I had well intentioned family members helping me out in the early days of coming home from the hospital. I felt a lot of pressure to supplement with formula. And I felt very sabotaged at times when my babies were fed those evil sample bottles from the hospital behind my back!
In my struggle to do the best that I could for my children, I consulted my copy of Mothering Multiples, I saw a lactation consultant religiously, I rented the hospital grade pump to help get my supply up, and I nursed those babies day and night (and day and night)!
This book was crucial to me when I needed "back-up" for my case when I felt the need to tell those breastfeeding naysayers to back off. This book and the EZ 2 Nurse pillow are the two items I recommend to women expecting multiples!
Best of luck to you & your babies!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Not many books for this topic available. This one was pretty basic and honestly could be severely edited down to have the size. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Karen Sanders
An excellent guide to the daunting task of caring for twins...full of practical tips and advice from mothers of twins regarding feeding, sleeping, and most every aspect of life... Read morePublished 7 months ago by td50
This was such a great book to prepare me for my twins. Not just on breastfeeding, but on many other things as well.Published 8 months ago by Sadie
Great advice if you are going to breastfeed your twins or triplets. Take what helps, leave the rest for someone else.Published 16 months ago by Stephen Graham
This is my third pregnancy, first time with twins. I've read so many books while pregnant with my other two and even still this book had information in it that I hadn't really come... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Ashley
This is an excellent resource with tips for parents coping with multiples.Published 20 months ago by Donna L Monzon
This book is a must-own if you are expecting twins. Includes valuable advice on birth, newborns, breastfeeding, napping, sleeping, getting out of the house, etc.Published 20 months ago by Bookworm!
Terrific practical ideas and emotional support for this experience - demystifying it ;-)Published 21 months ago by Baobab