Congratulations! You’re now the proud owner of not one, but two beautiful babies! No doubt you’re feeling a little overwhelmed by it all, though we want you to know that we have complete faith in you. In this post we are going to explore 4 quick-tips on how you can make breastfeeding less daunting and make the most of your precious time - here’s how:
1 - Stockpile Nutritious Foods
A breastfeeding baby is especially demanding and requires plenty of nourishment on a daily basis. Now times that by two and imagine how much food mama is going to have to eat if she is to be able to keep up! Simply put, you’re going to have to eat plenty of healthy and nutritious foods. A great way of doing this is by drinking plenty of water and having plenty of easy snacks available to nibble on throughout the day - Even if you’re not feeling particularly hungry, you should endeavour to stay topped up for their sake.
2 - Accept All the Support You Can Get!
Many mothers struggle with breastfeeding just the one child, so there’s no shame in cutting corners when you’ve got two of the little rascals demanding your undivided attention. Take this Cuddles Collection Twin Nursing & Support Pillow for example, it is the perfect way to help make breastfeeding your twins more comfortable. In addition to that, breastfeeding your babies at the same time is the most convenient way to tackle it.
3 - Pump Those Numbers Up
Remember that your twins aren’t necessarily going to want to feed at the same time every time. So, why not make the most of your breast pump on one side, while your baby is feeding on the other. This way you’ll be spending your especially precious time wisely and you can start building up a handy supply of breastmilk in the freezer.
4 - Stay Low to the Ground
It’s not always necessary but if baby A is hungry, while baby B is not (though they’re still active and wriggling about) then you should try to sit down on the floor when feeding. By sticking low to the ground you can pop a few blankets down and have baby B beside you whilst your feeding baby A - this will afford you the peace of mind knowing that baby B is perfectly safe wriggling about for a little while. Make sure that you sit somewhere with some support for your back, like up against the sofa or a wall for example.