For the first few weeks, infants need to breastfeed eight to 12 times per day. That is once every two to three hours, day and night.
Feed both of your babies at the same time, it will save your time too. However, babies are individuals, so one twin may want to nurse every three hours, and the other, every two hours.
Tips to feed twins at the same time:
A cleft occurs because the tissues of the baby’s face and mouth don’t fuse (link) properly.
Do not worry about this as it will only make this problem worse.
Mastitis is an inflammation of the breast due to ineffective draining of milk.
Nipple shields are useful for babies for whom latching is difficult.
New mothers might worry about breast engorgement but there is nothing to worry about much.
Thrush is a fungal infection that causes severe pain in both nipples and breasts after feeds.
Colostrum has multiple benefits for a baby's health and should be the first food give to a baby after birth.
It is possible to have an oversupply of milk.
For starters, most mothers find it difficult to stick to one position for breastfeeding. But with time, it gets better.
Many babies have a favourite side to feed on. However, if you are experiencing a problem with that, the situation can always be improved.
Relactation is when you resume breastfeeding after you have stopped it because of any unavoidable reasons.
Lactose overload happens when the milk is not digested properly.
Using a breast pump is a personal choice.
Worried about whether you are feeding the child enough? Look for the signs that your child gives.