From the moment, we learn that we are pregnant, many women start making plans and thinking about how our lives will change. If it turns out that they confirm that they are twins or triplets, or the world may come over us.
Maybe we had only planned to have a child, or perhaps we already have another child or several. It is possible that contradictory feelings arise, the joy of a pregnancy transforms into the worry of caring for two or more babies.
Things that you need to consider as a Mother:
Every mother capable of producing enough milk for a baby can produce milk for multiple babies:
Everything that is valid for breastfeeding a single baby, is correct for multiple breastfeeding. That is, to more stimulation, more milk, and with several babies sucking correctly, the stimulus is guaranteed.
Start breastfeeding immediately:
Starting breastfeeding as soon as possible after delivery, and also breastfeeding frequently, is the best way to ensure a good start of breastfeeding, and this will be essential not only for our commitment and motivation as mothers but great support from family members and health professionals in our environment.
Invest in your child’s future:
Although the breastfeeding of multiple babies requires greater organization and is a big change for the family, it can also represent, in the long run, saving time, spending, etc. It is an investment for the future.
There are numerous health benefits for breastfeeding:
The health benefits that breastfeeding provides to every mother and every child also exist in the case of multiple. If babies are also premature or underweight and are admitted to neonatal units, breast milk is the food that will best tolerate your digestive system still immature.
The benefits of giving breast milk to premature or low birth weight babies are of such importance that, in these cases, milk is considered a medicine and food.
Can I produce enough milk to feed more than one baby?
The law of supply and demand also applies to mothers who breastfeed twins and multiple babies. If you breastfeed your babies every time they are hungry, you can trust that your body will produce enough milk. Scarce milk production can almost always be corrected by breastfeeding more often. If babies do not empty your breasts, you may need to extract milk and freeze it for later use.
Have plenty of water on hand. The oxytocin that your body releases when you breastfeed may make you very thirsty.