What are some of the challenges of having twins?
Breastfeeding offers many benefits to mothers, their babies, and their families. Families with twins do not have to buy infant formula for two babies and are less likely to have two sick babies at the same time. Caring for twins has challenges. There’s an extra baby to look after, and twins tend to be premature, which increases the risk of health and breastfeeding problems. Mothers of twins are more likely to have complications in pregnancy and labour, which can reduce the amount of milk they make. To stay healthy and breastfeed, mothers need to make sure they eat and drink enough and have a balanced diet. They benefit from information from knowledgeable health-care providers and good support from those around them. The good news is that as the twins grow, breastfeeding will take less and less time.