Most mothers can produce enough milk to breastfeed two or more babies. If you have twins or triplets, breastfeeding becomes more physically and emotionally challenging. But with support and guidance, you can be successful.
Breastfeeding fosters the bond between you and each baby. Since multiples often are born prematurely, the protective factors (antibodies) in breast milk are especially important for them.
Get assistance from a health professional, a breastfeeding specialist (lactation consultant), or another person with expertise in breastfeeding multiple-birth babies. Special techniques often are recommended for multiples. These may include:
Current as ofSeptember 5, 2018
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: Sarah Marshall MD - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine
Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine
Kirtly Jones MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology
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