‘Buy 1, Get 1’, is a lucrative offer irrespective of the nature of the product or service, isn’t it! This is even more amazing when you planned for a baby and got two of them. Indeed, twins are a miracle of nature and an amazing surprise for parents. But having two babies and feeding them afterwards can be challenging. Breastfeeding a newborn comes with many hardships, particularly for the first time mothers. Having twins simply increase the difficulty two-fold. Let’s offer some guidance as to how to deal with feeding twins along with how breastfeeding friendly tops can help with that.
1. Don’t Panic, You Will Not Run Of Milk Supply.
It is a common fear among new mothers, but feeding multiple babies have no effect on the amount of milk produced by your body. You will keep on an having adequate milk supply even if you had triplets or more. So, don’t let it worry you at all or consider other options such as formula feeding from the infancy stage.
2. Stay Prepared With Proper Nursing Clothes
Nursing clothes are advised for every new mother, but it is an irreplaceable need if you are dealing with twins. Breastfeeding friendly tops, along with supportive nursing bras will help you in more ways that you realize. You can easily feed your babies even in public with the help of classy nursing covers.
3. Keep Note Which One You Are Feeding
Feeding both babies simultaneously is quite a challenge and brings no extra benefits, so go for feeding them one by one. It might sound a bit funny, but often many new mothers mistakenly feed one baby twice and skip the other one. It is more common when the mother is feeding the babies on her own, with no help of her partner or other family member or friend. Take note which one you are feeding to avoid such feeding mistakes. You can use small sticky notes for the same, a little funny but works.
4. Don’t Try To Benchmark Your Twins
When it comes to weaning, do NOT set any standard. It is difficult not to compare among kids, you have 2 of them, but every child grows in their own time. Just because one of the your twins weans off early, don’t force the other one to do the same.
Hopefully, these tips will help you deal with feeding your infants effectively
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