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The Advantages to Feeding Solid Foods to Twins

The Advantages to Feeding Solid Foods to Twins

Now that I have had the opportunity to start solids with both twins and a singleton, I thought I would share my list of advantages for feeding twins versus just one baby. Let’s face it, twins require a lot of work. It’s nice to be reminded of some of the things that are easier with twins. Advantages Less likely to waste food – If one of the babies doesn’t like the food you are offering, maybe the other one will….

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Starting Solids – Top 5 Tips

Starting Solids – Top 5 Tips

Starting Solids Just as you’ve got this whole feeding schedule down with your baby, it feels like you blinked and it’s time to start solids. Don’t get me wrong, starting new foods is one of my favorite steps in the first year. I’ve always found it fun to see my baby’s face as she tries out a new food. But, this new adventure means a change in routine, which is not always the easiest thing to navigate as parents. Like…

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Breastfeeding Twins – Part 4

Breastfeeding Twins – Part 4

Top 7 Breastfeeding Tips from Have Twins First (or second or third): General: Accept as much help as you can get around the house (caring for older children, cooking, cleaning, etc). This will allow you to concentrate on nursing/pumping. Take advantage of help from a lactation consultant. Nursing: Make sure you understand what a good latch is. Expect engorged breasts about 1 week after the start of nursing. The engorgement will be painful, but hang in there, it will subside…

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Breastfeeding Twins – Part 3

Breastfeeding Twins – Part 3

Before I get into describing the differences in breastfeeding my twins versus my singleton, feel free to check out my posts from the last two weeks for more clarification on this week’s write-up: My Personal Experience Breastfeeding Twins My Personal Experience Breastfeeding a Singleton I think the biggest factor influencing my breastfeeding journeys were the start of the lives of my twins versus my singleton.  The twins were brought to the NICU when they were born and I did not…

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Breastfeeding Twins – Part 2

Breastfeeding Twins – Part 2

Part 2 of the breastfeeding series is about my personal experience breastfeeding my singleton. I am adding this post, so that in Part 3, the differences between breastfeeding my twins versus my singleton can be explored. My singleton was born at 38.5 weeks.  He was healthy and able to stay in our room throughout our stay in the hospital.  Overall the labor, delivery, and recovery from the pregnancy was pretty standard.  He latched on the second attempt at the hospital and…

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Breastfeeding Twins – Part 1

Breastfeeding Twins – Part 1

Breastfeeding one baby is A LOT of work!  With twins, besides the obvious issue of now having two newborns to feed, they are born earlier than singletons.  Not to mention, the recovery time for the mother after a twin birth is longer.  There are a lot of extra factors to overcome in order to breastfeed twins, especially if you want to exclusively breastfeed them.

Necessities – Feeding

Necessities – Feeding

My list for feeding gear must haves list. There is a general section, followed by breastfeeding and bottle feeding sections. Guidelines for what is needed before your baby is born versus after the baby is born are also provided. General Feeding Gear Necessities Buy these items before baby is born: (10)* Burp Cloths – I liked the flannel Babies R Us brand, which they don’t seem to make anymore. Because of that, I don’t have a brand to recommend, but…

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