Breastfeeding Twins | 15 Essential Items

January 25, 2016


15 Essential Items for Tandem Breastfeeding Twins

  1. Your Couch. Use the free couch in your living room to set up your “breastfeeding station” during the day.
  2. Double-wide Rocker + Ottoman. Skip the standard-size gliders and get an oversized rocker wide enough to fit a twin nursing pillow and ample foot/leg support. A chair like this is great to grow with your twin’s bedtime routine too! 
  3. Nipple Shield. You might need this if your nipples need a break from the pain while feeding or if your babies need to wean from the bottle to breast due to NICU feedings. Phillips Avent Nipple Protector are a great choice.
  4. Receiving Blankets. Receiving blankets help with positioning, propping and clean-up. Aden + Anais Swaddleplus Safari Friends are adorable ones!
  5. Breastfeeding App. Keep track of which breast you offered which baby, the amount of time and more! MyMedela Breastfeeding Companion Free!
  6. Water Bottle. Keep a water bottle in your key locations for Mama to stay hydrated. 
  7. Hospital-grade Breast Pump. If your babies are in the NICU or not latching properly, use a high-quality pump for at least the first 3 months to establish your milk supply. Your insurance may cover the cost of the rental.
  8. Pump Bra. If your babies do not drain your breasts completely or you supplement with formula after a feeding, pumping immediately is key to building supply. A pump bra will free your hands to multitask! 
  9. Double Electric Breast Pump. Once your milk is fully established and meeting demand, a travel pump is easier to move. Try the Medela pump in style advanced breast pump.
  10. 2-3 Extra Sets of Pump Parts. Extra pump parts will save you time so you can wash once or twice a day verses after every use. Check out Nenesupply Replacement Kit for Medela Pump Parts.
  11. Steam Cleaning Bags. Clean your pump parts quickly verses hand or dish washing. Try the Medela Quick Clean Micro-Steam Bags.
  12. Nipple Cream + Soothing Gel Pads. Nipple cream and soothing gel pads can help curb the pain while your nipples adjust to breastfeeding.  
  13. Nursing Pads. In the early weeks of breastfeeding, nursing pads placed in your bra can help to absorb leaky boobs.  
  14. Lactation Snacks. You'll need the extra calories, and the ingredients help boost your supply! It's a win-win for you and the littles! Try Milkbliss Dark Chocolate Chip Lactation Cookie Mix.
  15. TwinGo Nurse & Lounge Pillow. Nurse your twins comfortably and safely, and with ease in our brand new #twingopillow The bonus- it's not just for feeding, there are 8 amazing uses! Read more here!