Proper use of our feeding pillows will assure you have the best breastfeeding experience.
Many nursing women, especially first time mothers, find it helpful to learn how to breastfeed one baby at a time until they feel comfortable with how to latch the babies well. This may take a few days or a week but once you feel skilled at bringing one baby to the breast, you are ready to try tandem breastfeeding.
There are many possible positions for simultaneous twin breastfeeding but here are the most popular three positions:
Most nursing moms find it easiest to latch the twin baby that needs the most help first. This strategy allows you to use both hands to help the less vigorous nurser latch deeply. Once latched, the twin feeding pillow will support the first baby so you can reach over, pick up, and latch the second baby onto the second breast for feeding.
Most breastfeeding experts recommend alternating each baby on each breast every other feed or at least every other day. Alternating breasts encourages equal stimulation of milk production, especially if you have one baby who is a more vigorous nurser than the other.
Most twins nurse anywhere from 20-45 minutes for each feed. Depending on their weight and age, the feeding may be shorter or longer. It is usually helpful to take each baby off halfway through the feeding and sit them up on the twin nursing pillow to burp. Once burped, return him to the same breast he was on and burp his sibling.