Could you use $100 on Amazon? Check out the giveaway we've got going on with over $450 in prizes - and all to celebrate this special day: the book launch of Breastfeeding Twins, Triplets and More! This book is the culmination of many tears of experience and an attempt to help other mothers planning to breastfeed twins, triplets or more. Today is also the beginning of World Breastfeeding Week 2014, a great bunch of reasons to celebrate and give some amazing things away, don't you think? :) You'll be the most prepared mama on the block! :) Book Launch Oh, and from August 1-7, 2014 you can get the book for 70% off! Buy it in my store (PDF) … [Read more...]
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So you're pregnant and you just found out you're expecting twins. You intended on breastfeeding but are at a loss right now. How will you succeed? Where will you go to for advice? The Twin Manibreasto is a brand new book by Mercedes R. Donis, blogger at Project Procastinot. Twin Manibreasto is an inspirational eBook for all moms who are expecting twins and want to breastfeed, filled with experiential advice and lots of tips and tricks and reviews. As a first time mom to twins, Mercedes shares the highs and lows of attempting to breastfeed her two little ones. Read the full review at Authentic Parenting. … [Read more...]
Is breastfeeding twins even possible? Yep - it absolutely is! And we're here to help you navigate these sometimes muddy waters. (Don't have twins but know someone who does? Share this with her - she'll be so encouraged!) Congratulations, It's Twins! I'd love to do a survey to find out how many parents hit the floor when finding out there is more than one baby growing inside the womb! I lost all feeling when the doctor announced, "Well, the good news is - it's triplets!" My hubby doesn't even remember sitting down! Then the questions start bubbling out, one on top of the other. You may be thinking: Will I have preemies? Will I … [Read more...]
When I was pregnant with twins, I knew I wanted to breastfeed them but I wasn't sure how it would work logistically. Where would all those limbs go? How would I hold them? Keep them still? Burp them? What about when one needs a diaper change and the other wants to eat? I knew there would be help in the hospital, but once I took my bundles home, what would I do all alone with them? And is breastfeeding twins unassisted even possible? If you're expecting twins or just recently brought home a pair of squirming babes, you might be feeling a tad...overwhelmed. The first thing I want to say to you is, take heart! You can do it! Breastfeeding … [Read more...]
I'm going to be honest here: when I found out I was having twins, I wasn't excited. I was terrified. I had two older boys, and I had no idea how I was going to handle two babies at one time. Though I was worried about how I would take care for my litter of children, it was never a question in my mind that I would breastfeeding my twins. Thankfully, I had some good breastfeeding practice with my older boys (singletons) prior to having my twins. Not every mom of multiple is going to have this opportunity. If you want to talk about a learning curve, just take first-time mom Jennifer who has been breastfeeding her triplets! Wow, that is pretty … [Read more...]
Breastfeeding Battle #1: Teething Somewhere around that darn one-year mark, I realized I really enjoyed feeding sleeping babies while I was still awake to enjoy them. My hubby was so supportive and took advantage of these times to also get some too-quickly-growing-up baby snuggles. But it was around then that we noticed we were waking them up to nurse—a couple of times we forgot and went to bed and they slept 12 hours. So I began contemplating what it would look like to drop that feeding. And then...the molars arrived. Yes, those molars sent us into wakeful nights that rivaled those of the newborn days. We got eight molars from two … [Read more...]
If you missed the first part of my journey of breastfeeding triplets, you can read it here: Breastfeeding Triplets: A Battle of Love. There was much rejoicing when the babies turned a year old—but much sadness, too. My babies were getting big (that was really sad). The year had flown by and so much of it was a blur. However, we made it through the first year with three newborns (that was cause for celebration)! And all three babies were still nursing (also cause for celebration)! I could hardly believe that I had breastfed triplets for a year. When I was pregnant, my loftiest goal was to breastfeed two and hopefully have enough … [Read more...]
There are times when mathematics simply don’t make sense. For instance, I remember crying and crying over short division in school. It didn’t make sense. And I had similar experiences over the past two years with three babies and two breasts. Breastfeeding triplets didn’t compute. You see, I was told on April 26, 2011 that I was carrying triplets. Immediately I began seeing my dreams of a drug-free, home birth evaporating. I saw many, many dollar signs floating before my eyes. I saw a plan unfolding for my life that I wanted no part of. Well, as the news of spontaneous triplets sunk in, and my love for my three munchies grew to epic … [Read more...]