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Will I have enough milk to feed my triplets?

Yes, but...: Don't feel guilty if you feel like you can't keep up with breastfeeding triplets. Usually, the more breastfeeding you do, the more milk the breasts will produce. However, given how often newborns need to breastfeed, I am not sure you will find time to sleep...Or do anything else for that matter! breastfeed as often as you are comfortable for your 3 babies, but don't feel bad to supplement! :-). ...Read more

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Dr. Neeraj Gupta
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Triplets (Definition)

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Where do I turn for help raising triplets?

Where do I turn for help raising triplets?

Family, friends, SW.: In that order of preference, i would turn to family, friends, neighbors and the social network in your area. There are no special secrets, other than triple the need for patience, triple the expenses and triple the joy! ...Read more

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Having triplets. How late will they let me go?

Having triplets. How late will they let me go?

A long as possible: Generally with multiple births pre-term labor is a real possibility so your peri-natologist will monitor your babies and check your cervix for early dilation. You will be allowed to 'carry' the babies as long as possible as long as your health is good (e.g. No pre-eclampsia etc..) and the babies are growing normally (on ultrasounds). Congrats on the 'three-some'! ...Read more

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Having triplets. How do I enlist friends to help?

Having triplets. How do I enlist friends to help?

Ask for it!: Family and friends/neighbors should be in a position to help with triplet care. If not, then seek social work assistance. ...Read more

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What are the chances of having triplets? How common is it?

Triplets: If there is no family history of multiples births (twins or triplets), the odds of having twins is 1 in 100 pregnancies and the odds of having triplets is 1 in 1000 pregnancies. For further details check with OB/GYN doctor. ...Read more

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What are the chances of having triplets naturally? Can you improve your odds?

What are the chances of having triplets naturally? Can you improve your odds?

Multiple births: The chances of having twins, triplets or other multiples without the assistance of fertility treatments or procedures like invitro fertilization, are: Fraternal Twins – 1 in 80 births Identical Twins – 1 in 285 Triplets – 1 in 8100 You may be able to improve your chances with in vitro fertilization. ...Read more

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Would it be possible for someone to do selective reduction from triplets to single?

Yes-but-: This can be done-but one must ask oneself why? How arbitrary can this be and how fair is this to the other two? ...Read more

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Its 32nd week of triplets, if the childs are taken off for any causes, are they ready for their survival? Is there any complicated situation for both?

Worrisome : At 32 weeks there is > 50% risk that all would need breathing support and special nursery care for many weeks. If these are available, survival rate at or 32 weeks is pretty good. There are a variety of complications that can occur within a nicu setting, so the process is a long one. ...Read more