Breastfeeding Multiples

Online discussion groups

Personal sites

Foreign languages

Simultaneous breastfeeding

Nursing pillows designed for simultaneous breastfeeding

(Each baby’s head should be higher than hips during any type of feeding)

  • Double Blessings (EZ-2-Nurse)
  • My Brest Friend (Twins Plus)
  • Links to information about milk expression “how-to” and breast pumps is under “Other Births/Parenting Sites” below

Multiple Pregnancy & Birth Sites

Multiple Birth Preparation

Multiple Births: DVDs or Videotapes

Associations for Parents of Multiples

Associations for Parents of Higher-Order Multiples

Multiples-related Organizations

Parenting Multiples and Special Situations

Babywearing two – “how to” photos and articles


Grief Support

Monoamniotic Twins

School/Education and Multiples

Sleep – Research of twin infants

Twin-to-Twin Transfusion Syndrome (TTTS)

Zygosity Testing (at-home DNA testing kits; most will mail worldwide)

Other Helpful Pregnancy/Birth-Related Sites

Doulas Birth and Postpartum Support

Other Helpful Parenting Sites

Attachment Parenting


Latch/attachment at breast – baby-led, laid-back breastfeeding

Providing mother’s milk for babies in the NICU

Breast pump technique 

Breast pumps and other breastfeeding aids/devices

Comparison of breast pump type

  • Exploring the World of Breast Pumps (S Knorr, 2007)
  • Recommending a Breast Pump (Lactation Education Resources, 2009)
  • Most mothers obtain more milk in less time when they use a hospital-grade, double, electric RENTAL breast pump until all multiple-birth infants can latch deeply/comfortably, suckle actively (and swallows are heard) 8 or more times a day, and produce the appropriate number of wet and stool diapers for adequate weight gain.

Breast pump rental/sales

Supplemental feeding devices

Human Milk Banks

Human milk sharing networks (not banked human milk)

Children/Multiples with Special Needs

Infant Care/Infant CPR Classes

  • American Red Cross (local referral)
  • Ask your obstetric care provider if infant care classes are available in your area

Infant Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

Infant Massage

  • Infant massage USA
  • Ask your pediatric care providers if infant massage classes are available in your area

Infertility Support and Information

Maternal Body Image

Postpartum Mood Disorders – Depression or Anxiety Disorders

Postpartum Exercise


Products – Infant

Babywearing  – Slings/Carriers


Cribs/Cots and Hammocks

D-only drops  – Infant vitamin D

  • Ddrops 400 IU (drop may be placed on nipple to give when feeding)
  • Ddrops information in French language
  • Sunlight Vitamins – Just D 400 IU

Double to Quadruple Strollers and Prams

Eco-friendly Diapers or Pull-ons

Shopping Cart Seat Cover for Twins

Sleep/Relaxation or Infant Reflux/GERD Aids

Parents of multiples may find snug swaddling helps some babies calm or sleep on their backs (supine) for longer periods of time. However, if not done properly, snug swaddling has also been associated with certain physical problems and may contribute to less safe sleep conditions. Snug swaddling should not be used to lengthen time between babies’ feedings to develop a “schedule” or in place of needed cuddling!

Products – Mother

Nursing Bras, Tanks, Clothing and Hands-Free Breast Pumping

“Do it yourself” nursing or hands-free breast pump bras

Prenatal Pelvic and Postpartum Diastasis Support

Multiple Birth/Parenting Experts

Multiple Pregnancy

  • Barbara Luke, MPH, ScD; author, When You’re Expecting Twins, Triplets or Quads: Proven Guidelines for a Healthy Multiple Pregnancy (3rd ed, 2011)

Parenting Multiples

Language Development

Psychology of Multiples

  • Nancy L. Segal, PhD; author, Entwined Lives: Twins and What They Tell Us About Human Behavior (2000)

Parenting Experts (General)

Breastfeeding – including special situations

Childcare – attachment parenting, sleep, colic, toddler discipline, the gamut!

Infant growth charts

Infant Sign Language

Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC)

Preterm Birth

Special Needs or Challenging Children