How do I breastfeed twins?
Breastfeeding twins can be a challenge, but many mothers are successful. The chances are better when the babies are healthy and not too premature. Many mothers use a large, comfortable chair or a sofa (couch) with good back support if they are using the cross-cradle or under-arm hold. With a laid-back hold, you need to be semi-reclined. Either way, you need a safe place on either side to set down or scoop up one baby without disturbing the other. Ideally mothers breastfeed both babies at the same time as it is time-effective, and a stronger twin can help a weaker one by stimulating more and stronger let-downs. Some mothers can only feed one baby at a time, especially if the babies are premature and have trouble latching or sucking. With premature twins, supplementing is often necessary.