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Most mothers can produce enough milk to
breastfeed two or more babies. If you have twins or
triplets, breastfeeding becomes more physically and emotionally challenging.
But with support and guidance, you can be successful.
Breastfeeding fosters the bond between you and each baby. Since
multiples often are born prematurely, the protective factors (antibodies) in breast milk are especially important
Get assistance from a health professional, a
breastfeeding specialist (lactation specialist), or another person with
expertise in breastfeeding multiple-birth babies. Special techniques often are
recommended for multiples. These may include:
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerSarah Marshall, MD - Family MedicineKathleen Romito, MD - Family MedicineAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerWilliam Gilbert, MD - Maternal and Fetal Medicine
Current as ofMarch 16, 2017
Current as of:
March 16, 2017
Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
& Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & William Gilbert, MD - Maternal and Fetal Medicine
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