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What is it like to breastfeed twins?
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In brief: Twice as much fun :)
Seriously? Twice as much work, twice as much milk.
Supplementation is somewhat more common with twins, as not all mothers make enough milk for 2. Some can feed 2 simultaneously, some find it easier to feed 1 at a time. It rarely takes longer to feed 2: mothers of twins discover early on that feeding itself takes only a few minutes, and the rest of the time at breast is "entertainment".

In brief: Twice as much fun :)
Seriously? Twice as much work, twice as much milk.
Supplementation is somewhat more common with twins, as not all mothers make enough milk for 2. Some can feed 2 simultaneously, some find it easier to feed 1 at a time. It rarely takes longer to feed 2: mothers of twins discover early on that feeding itself takes only a few minutes, and the rest of the time at breast is "entertainment".
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
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Dr. Zoey Goore
"Entertainment" or baby self soothing time (also known as mom being used as the pacifier time).
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
In brief: Gets very busy
A mom can breastfeed twins, one at a time, or both at the same time.
She'll be very busy, so should have a good helper, such as the dad.

In brief: Gets very busy
A mom can breastfeed twins, one at a time, or both at the same time.
She'll be very busy, so should have a good helper, such as the dad.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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In brief: Time consuming!
Most breastfeeding mothers of twins find it best to set up a feeding schedule and gear the babies around the schedule.
You can feed them both at once or alternate the feeds, starting each on the opposite breast.

In brief: Time consuming!
Most breastfeeding mothers of twins find it best to set up a feeding schedule and gear the babies around the schedule.
You can feed them both at once or alternate the feeds, starting each on the opposite breast.
Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
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