From a Twin Mom and Lactation Consultant! The thought of breastfeeding twins can be overwhelming. It is not the same as breastfeeding a singleton and there are definitely more hurdles you have to jump. But, I’ve made it to the other side and now I know it’s MORE THAN POSSIBLE. When I was pregnant, IContinue reading “Top 10 Twin Breastfeeding Tips”
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Understanding how milk supply works can help us to understand how to increase our milk supply. Tips, tricks, and information all about milk supply.
Lubing your flanges
If you have pain when pumping, lubing your flanges can be an absolute pumping game changer and I have an amazing hack to make this even easier!
Bottle Feeding Twins Solo
Having twins can lead to all sorts of logistical twists and turns. Feeding twins should be an Olympic sport. Pumping for twins is just in a league of its own LOL. But I will tell you, it’s absolutely doable if you set yourself up with the right mindset and you’re prepared. Know that it isContinue reading “Bottle Feeding Twins Solo”
The Best Twin Breastfeeding Pillow
Twin breastfeeding pillows for tandem nursing, which is best? My Brest Friend Twin Pillow vs. Twin Z Pillow
Flanges and flange sizing can be really confusing, especially if you’re new to pumping. Even if you’re not new to pumping, you may not really know how important a good-fitting flange is. What is a flange? It is the pump part with the funnel/shield that goes onto the breast and around the nipple. The number/sizeContinue reading “Flange sizing:”
The Ways Breastmilk Changes:
1. BREASTMILK CHANGES DURING A FEEDING/PUMP SESSION: If you look at the previous picture, the milk on the left is a lot more watery/blue than the milk on the right. In the beginning of a feeding/pump, milk is more watery (foremilk) and towards the end of the feeding, it becomes more fatty (hindmilk). One is not better than the other and bothContinue reading “The Ways Breastmilk Changes:”
Clogged duct vs. Mastitis:
CLOGGED DUCT: ⠀⠀This is very common while breastfeeding and it is important to know the difference between clogged ducts and mastitis.⠀⠀⠀⠀Breasts have a pipe-like system of milk ducts. If a duct gets blocked, milk can have trouble going through and a clog can form. This can cause a lump in your breast and it canContinue reading “Clogged duct vs. Mastitis:”
Skin to Skin:
I bet most of you have heard that skin-to-skin is beneficial, but I find it incredibly fascinating to know why. There has been tons of research done on this (and you know I love my research) so I want to share. The history is so cool. 2 physicians in Colombia in the 1970’s didn’t haveContinue reading “Skin to Skin:”