Breastfeeding tips for triplets

Julie Gillespie, Author & Triplet Mom, shares advice for new mothers of triplets on breastfeeding and what steps to take to help increase breast milk production in order to nurse all three kids
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Breastfeeding tips for triplets

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The best technique for breastfeeding triplets is to pump right away, the minute they are born. I had someone come to my hospital bed and give me an industrial strength pump. You will need a hands-free bra, something that kind of looks like cow utters, some nipple cream to hold the cup there and keep the areola from chaffing, and maybe some mother's milk tea. But it's really important to start every 2 hours, 24 hours a day, to produce enough milk for all three. One of my really favorite interviewees, Helen Rancid, who has a triplet website called threetimesthegiggles.com, said, "People looked at me like I had two heads when I told them I was going to nurse all my three boys." But 65% of the moms I interviewed were able to pump or nurse for all three for the first three months. It is the best thing you can provide for your kids.

Julie Gillespie, Author & Triplet Mom, shares advice for new mothers of triplets on breastfeeding and what steps to take to help increase breast milk production in order to nurse all three kids

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Julie Gillespie

Author & Triplet Mom

Julie Reynolds-Gillespie, DPT, a mother of multiples, physical therapist, teacher and writer, is a graduate of Mt. St. Mary’s College and the University of Southern California. She has been a physical therapist who specializes in Women’s Health for 28 years. Currently she has a physical therapy practice in Santa Monica and works at Fusion Physical Therapy in Los Angeles.

Julie is a co-author of The Pelvic Floor.  Most recently she’s published Magical Multiple Moments. This book is a culmination of a five-year project where Julie interviewed over 250 parents of multiples and polled their advice about raising happy, healthy twins and triplets.  

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