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Before Your Babies Arrive



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Prepare for breastfeeding your babies by reading everything you can. Read, read, read, and arm yourself with information. Gather your support system *before* you give birth. Visit your local La Leche League. Click here to find a local leader/group near you. Call the midwife, hospital, or Birth Center, and speak with a Lactation Consultant. Click here to locate a lactation consultant or breastfeeding specialist in your area. This way if you have trouble, or just plain need support when your babies arrive, you can call people who will be familiar with who you are.

Expect to hear many negative comments from just about everyone, excluding those that support you. You will be told you won't have enough milk, you will starve your babies, it's too much work, *no one* can breastfeed their twins...and so on. None of it is true. It is only in very rare circumstances that a woman cannot provide enough milk for her babies. An example would be a woman who has had breast reduction
surgery. Even then it is possible, with special attention, to make enough milk for your babies.

I would recommend investing in a great breastfeeding pillow like the EZ-2-Nurse pillow, which is made for specifically for nursing twins. I have enjoyed using the EZ-2-Nurse since day one. The pillow is made to accommodate babies up to two years of age. Click here for more information on the EZ-2-Nurse pillow from Double Blessings.

Again, I cannot stress enough, the importance of preparing by reading, contacting La Leche League, and contacting a Lactation Consultant. Breastfeeding is natural, but technique is a learned skill. Set aside time while you are pregnant to get prepared. You will want to know well in advance how to identify and avoid possible problems. You will want to know where to turn if difficulties do arise.

I also recommend putting in a call to the Lactation Consultant as soon as you give birth. You will want her to visit you at least once while you are in the hospital, or Birth Center. She will be able to observe and help guide you and your babies if positioning needs to be adjusted.

Remember, you can do it! You will be able to nurse your twins.

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