Breastfeeding

Taking the Guesswork out of Pumping for Twins — TWINS Magazine – Parenting Twins Article

Breastfeeding a newborn is a serious job. Not only is it time-consuming, but it can take a toll on your already exhausted body. Add a second newborn to the mix, and you’ve basically found yourself a new full-time job. In the beginning, many new moms of twins will need to feed and pump as often as every two hours in order to build your milk supply. What many moms find is that pumping is a must to maintain a substantial…

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My breastfeeding journey – Kate, Roman and Benedict – Parenting Twins Article

I never really gave much thought to how I would feed my baby. I mean I knew that I would need to figure something out, but I wasn’t focused or obsessed or to be very honest, at all interested. I was so focused on having a calm and relaxed birth and preparing my body and mind for birthing my baby, and finding who my baby was, that I didn’t really have the mental space for much else. I attended NHS…

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Invaluable Online Resources to Help with Breastfeeding Twins – Parenting Twins Article

Breastfeeding twins is a daunting prospect, but never forget knowledge is power. Armed with the right information you’ll be more confident and likely to succeed in your breastfeeding quest. The internet is a powerful place and I’ve put together a bank of online resources aimed at helping you conquer your concerns about breastfeeding twins. *This post contains affiliate links. This means I may get a commission if you decide to purchase one of the products or services I link to.…

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Pumping or Breastfeeding? — TWINS Magazine – Parenting Twins Article

Deciding the best way to feed your twins may mean that some careful consideration is necessary. What is better – breastfeeding or pumping? The short answer is there is no right or wrong answer. Just what is best for you and your babies. When it comes to a twin pregnancy, the decision becomes even more difficult. As you get ready to welcome your twins you know there are plenty of unknowns in your near future. What will it be like?…

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The Meme Every Breastfeeding Mom Will Relate To – Parents Article

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock these last few weeks, you’re sure to have stumbled across the #10YearChallenge hashtag: the social media trend pairing two photos of the same individual, spaced ten years apart. Across the globe, friends are collectively praising one another’s ageing, all the while skeptics are questioning whether the hashtag is an evil cog in the Zuckerberg empire…after all, what better way to develop facial recognition technology (for free) than to collect millions of side-by-side snapshots…

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Mama Bean Parenting: Pumping Profiles: The Mighty Hand Pump – Parents Article

If we are lucky, we are told during pregnancy to prepare for feeding our babies.  We are given information leaflets with pictures and paragraphs detailing the perfect latch and like an exam to study for, we are lured into believing that with the correct information booklet to hand, we will sail through the first few weeks and months of breastfeeding without bother. 
This is the reality for scores of mothers, of course, but for many new moms, breastfeeding comes with…

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BREASTFEEDING RANT…. | Lynda discusses multiple birth – Parenting Twins Article

Posted on June 20, 2018. Filed under: Breastfeeding multiplies, Multiple Birth, Quadruplets, quintuplets, raising multiples, simultaneous breast feeding, Triplets, Twins, Uncategorized | Tags: blocked ducts, breastfeeding, due diligence, mastitis, nipple shields, slacker boob | 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…

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Yes, I Breastfeed My Baby To Sleep – Parents Article

Mama Bean Parenting: Yes, I Breastfeed My Baby To Sleep Yes, I Breastfeed My Baby To Sleep You know what I just don’t understand?  Anyone who has a problem with “feeding to sleep”. I went without wine for 9 months, pushed a human out of my vagina and somehow figured out how to get Big Sister to school ON TIME while simultaneously managing diaper blow outs and cluster feeding.  These precious minutes of sleepy feeding are literally gold dust…they allow…

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Surviving The First Month – Boobs And All (Plus, Win a Breastpump!) – Parents Article

Piper is nearing her one-month birthday. I KNOW. It’s been an incredible (and incredibly fast) first few weeks. She is amazing. I’m drowning in every bit of her, because she really is growing up way too fast for my liking. In fact, I had a little moment this past weekend when discussing birth stories with friends (yes, this is what we talk about now) and I realised she will be my last every baby. I’m devastated that I wont ever have that experience again. But, I digress.…

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Mama Bean Parenting: Navigating Nursing Aversion – Parents Article

I stumbled across this image the other day, which ‘spoke to me’, shall we say: Lately, my breastfeeding journey has hit a few bumps.  Physically, we’re doing well.  One year in and I’ve fought away mastitis just once, as opposed to the four times with my daughter.  My supply is good, my nipples are in tact and my baby is growing like a healthy and bountiful weed. But… I’ve been feeling…agitated.  Not at  every nursing session, but every now and…

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