In giving breast milk to twins it seems like a hassle, but if you already know the tricks in giving the right breast milk, you will feel comfortable and will not feel the hassle of breastfeeding at all.
Here’s how to breastfeed twins so that your two babies feel comfortable:
1. Breastfeeding by holding (The Cradle Hold)
Breastfeeding twins is not easy, you have to have your own way so that the baby and you feel comfortable. Comfortable conditions in breastfeeding will affect the smoothness of the breastfeeding process. You can hug the two babies with your head placed on the curve of your arms then direct your baby to get milk from the right breast. Do it alternately.
2. Giving breast milk in a position that supports the baby’s head (The Clutch or Football Hold)
You can support the baby’s head with the palms of your hands while your baby’s body is tucked under your two hands. If you are breastfeeding the baby with the right breast then you will hold it with your right hand. Meanwhile, if you are going to give breast milk to the left breast, it will hold it with the left hand. You can place the baby on a pillow or lap and then support your baby’s shoulders, neck and head with both hands. Also point the baby’s mouth so that you let your baby’s feet stick out back.
3. Provide breast milk in a combined position
You can breastfeed one baby in a cradle position and the other baby with a head support. Do it in turns so that you provide comfort to the baby. In addition, a comfortable position can facilitate the breastfeeding process.
In essence, the key to breastfeeding twins is the comfort of the mother in breastfeeding so that she can relax. You can use a support pillow or cradle it so that your baby is safe and comfortable, especially if you are caring for twins, at least you will need a much longer adaptation time than breastfeeding a single baby. In breastfeeding twins, you are encouraged to meet nutritional needs. One of them is the addition of calories, protein, calcium and also additional minerals.