Q: Where should I begin when deciding if I want to breastfeed?

A: By speaking to other mothers who successfully nursed multiples, the more apt you are to learn how to nurse your multiples and have a positive experience. Ask questions like, “What worked for them?” “How did they manage with their other children?” “How did they manage when they had to leave the house?”

Another good way to prepare to nurse multiples is to read many of the excellent resources associated with nursing. Some circumstances exist where breastfeeding would not be recommended or even possible and a new mom should not feel at all guilty if this is the case.

Breastfeeding multiples is great; you can breastfeed three or more infants providing great benefits, but if you need to stop or cannot breastfeed at all, understand that as their mother, you still offer important care for your new infants.

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