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Episode 61: Breastfeeding Multiples with Lindsay Castiglione BS, IBCLC

 

In today's episode we have Lindsay Castiglione sharing her incredible perspective & knowledge with us about breastfeeding multiples. Although there has been great growth toward society supporting & normalizing breastfeeding, there is still a huge need for resources in the multiples community.

There are a few areas of early lactation that are vital to success with multiples, but these areas are not often covered in-depth during traditional prenatal breastfeeding classes. We discuss how so many multiples born preterm or premature, so we need a solid focus on bringing in a milk supply even if our babies are not strong, effective nursers. Often this means completely bringing in a supply with a hospital grade pump, or if babies are older, letting them practice but immediately following with a short pumping session to stimulate supply.

We talk about preterm babies (with 50% of twins born between 35-37w, triplets and even earlier) and the common issues like low blood...

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