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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have two month old triplets. They are extremely gassy and fussy. They are not constipated. They are on mostly formula with a little breast milk?
Normal: Babies can be gassy/fussy, what we all call colic. As long as they are gaining weight well and do not excessivly vomit or have diarhea, then natural remedies work well. These include warm (not hot) damp clothes on the tummy area, mylicon (over the counter0 drops for gas in babies help dissapate the air bubbles, frequent burping helps also. They will out grow it in a few months. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What to expect when losing 1 triplet i'm cramping and bleeding not enough to use a whole pad alittle bit of clots ? Can i take medicine for cramping?
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
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
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
Had a M/C in Oct 13 with singleton and then a spontaneous identical triplet M/C is Jan 14. Are my chances for multiples higher if I TTC again?
Multiple pregnancy: It depends on whether your are using in vitro fertilization (IVF) type methods of conception, and more than one fertilized embryo is placed in your womb. With placement of more than one fertilized egg in your womb, it is likely that multiple pregnancy will occur. If not, it is extremeley rare to have triplets with "natural" attempts at pregnancy, and multiples are much less likely. ...Read more
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
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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