My Brest Friend was developed in a laboratory of new moms, babies, and
breastfeeding experts who set out to create a pillow whose sole purpose was to
answer all the needs of breastfeeding moms and babies. 50 prototypes and a
global patent later, the pillow is loaded with features moms love:
- Wrap around design secures to the body helping mom and baby maintain
positioning and latch-on
- Back rest helps you maintain good posture during feeding and prevents sore
back and neck
- Firm, flat cushion keeps baby from rolling
- Adjustable, silent-release strap fits Moms or Dads comfortably and
unlatches without waking baby
- Arm and elbow rests eliminate shoulder stress
- Convenient Pocket keeps water bottles, burp cloths, phone, and other items
Extra Comfort and Support for Twins and Plus Sizes:
- Adjustable fit for most sizes
- Easy to wash, zip off cover
- Baby soft, plush cover
- Adjustable back support
- Secure wrap around design
Congratulations on the birth of your twins!
Breastfeeding two babies can seem like something that is both wonderful and
daunting, yet armed with some helpful tips and tools like the My Brest Friend
Twins Plus feeding pillow, you will soon find yourself feeding two babies
simultaneously like a pro.
Why Breastfeed Twins Together? There are many reasons to consider
breastfeeding your twins simultaneously including:
Save time: Breastfeeding two babies at a time is usually faster than
breastfeeding one baby after the other. Timesaving strategies are crucial when
feeding two babies the typical 8-12 times a day.
More milk: Research has demonstrated when mothers of twins breastfeed
simultaneously, they have a higher prolactin level than if they breastfeed their
babies one after the other. Prolactin is the key hormone responsible for
signaling milk production, so more prolactin may mean more milk.
Logistics: It is very difficult to bottle feed two babies at a time
but with the help of the My Brest Friend Twins Plus Feeding pillow, both babies
can receive your attention at once.
How Do I Breastfeed Twins At the Same Time? Many 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 feeding.
Common Positions for Simultaneous Feeds
There are many possible positions for simultaneous twin breastfeeding but
here are the most popular three positions:
- Double football/clutch This is the most popular position, especially for
small and young babies. Both babies are at your sides with their legs under
your arms and their heads supported by your hands.
- Double cradle with overlapping legs Position the first baby in a cradle
hold, with his head in the crook of your elbow. Bring the second baby up to
your other breast, cradling him in the crook of your other elbow. Cross
their legs over each other so they both rest comfortably on the pillow.
- Combination of football and cradle hold Some women find feeding one baby
in the football hold and the other in cradle helpful, especially if one baby
prefers one position or the other. Position the baby in football hold first,
and then bring the second baby up in a cradle hold.
Which Baby Goes on First?
Most moms find it easiest to latch the 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 pillow will support the first baby so you
can reach over, pick up, and latch the second baby onto the second breast.
Which Baby Feeds on Which Breast?
Most 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.
How Long Should The Twins Feed? What About Burping?
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 pillow to
burp. Once burped, return him to the same breast he was on and burp his sibling.
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