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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
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
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
The more the better.: Extrapolating from studies in twins that show that increased maternal gestational weight gain is associated with improved fetal/neonatal outcomes, i would say that there is no upper limit to weight gain with triplets. Just monitor your health closely with your maternal-fetal medicine specialist to assure you do not have diabetes mellitus and/or hypertension. Take Folic Acid 1-5 mg daily! ...Read more
Lack of rest.: Having to care for a baby can be stressful not to talk of three babies. In situations where the mother has no assistance in caring for her babies and therefore gets little or no rest, she may certainly become overwhelmed, anxious or depressed. Her pre-pregnancy coping skills also play a significant role. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
C/S delivery/premi's: Few sets of triplets get past 36 weeks and essentially all are delivered c section. Beyond that, all the problems related to premature birth, premi lung disease, low blood sugar, etc. All should pre-plan delivery and have a plan for neonatal care should some or all of the problems arise. ...Read more
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