Many mothers of multiples breastfeed their babies successfully.
Multiples are more likely to be born early and we know that very small or premature babies can find it difficult to breastfeed at the beginning. If you are unable to feed your babies straight away it doesn’t mean that you won’t be able to breastfeed. Spending time with your babies, giving them skin-to-skin time with your or your partner and expressing breastmilk regularly, can all help babies to get going with breastfeeding. Talk to the hospital staff and your midwife about how they can support you to feed your babies in the way you want to.
To help you prepare for breastfeeding Twins Trust suggest that you:
- Download our Breastfeeding Multiples Booklet
- Take part in our Twins Trust Breastfeeding Multiples Webinar
- Talk to your midwife about breastfeeding and seek out local support
- Contact our Breastfeeding Peer Supporter Scheme who are keen to support mothers both postnatally and antenatally.