Breastfeeding twins

Wendy Haldeman, RN, MN, IBCLC Lactation Specialist, shares advice for women with twins on how to breastfeed with twins or multiples
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Women who are pregnant with twins are often, understandably, apprehensive about whether or not they have the ability to feed two babies. And they certainly do. Nature gave women two breasts in case we had multiples. It certainly takes some learning and it's a little bit tricky in the beginning. We really encourage moms to learn how to what we call tandem nurse so that they sort of football the babies and they're on the breasts at the same time. Otherwise mothers are pretty much always breastfeeding. But if you have willing babies that can drive a good milk supply, women are absolutely capable of fully nourishing babies without any formula supplementation. You can do it.

Wendy Haldeman, RN, MN, IBCLC Lactation Specialist, shares advice for women with twins on how to breastfeed with twins or multiples

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Wendy Haldeman, RN, MN, IBCLC

Lactation Specialist

Wendy Haldeman, MN, RN, IBCLC is a co-founder of the Pump Station and Nurtury. She received both her nursing and lactation education at UCLA, is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), and a certified Happiest Baby on the Block instructor. She lectures frequently on human lactation at medical and nursing schools and has been identified by publications, such as Fit Pregnancy, as an expert in her field. Wendy facilitates the New Mother Support groups, and teaches the prenatal Breastfeeding and Baby Care Classes at The Pump Station. She and her husband Tim are proud of their two grown daughters and their 15 month old granddaughter.

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