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Mother Multiples: Breastfeeding & Caring for Twins or More! (La Leche League International Book)

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A mother of multiple babies may find herself wondering if she can produce enough milk, how to coordinate feedings, and if breastfeeding is even an option for her. The simple answer: Yes! In the third revised edition of Mothering Multiples, author Karen Kerkhoff Gromada offers valuable information with an emphasis on breastfeeding and attachment-style parenting. All aspects ...more
Paperback, 429 pages
Published June 30th 2007 by Overseas Editions New (first published 1999)
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Kate Arms-Roberts
This is THE book to read about nursing multiples. Gromada knows her stuff and writes well. Following her advice rather than the advice of the hospital nurses enabled me to provide my triplets with a huge amount of breast milk. My favourite part of the book is one paragraph where she writes that sometimes even with hard work and the best intentions, the challenges of breast-feeding multiples - especially preemie multiples - can be too much and she tells the reader that at that point, celebrating ...more
Karen Leonard
I had higher hopes for this book, from what I read in reviews and from recommendations from others. It's really not that useful as a "raising multiples" book - it's HEAVILY focused on breastfeeding, so if you need information on that, this is a great book. But, if it's your first child/children, and you don't know what you're doing, you will probably feel awful if you give up on breastfeeding, if you've read this book.

It is very biased and slightly annoying in how much it references breastfeedi
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Jaclyn
This book was helpful if you take it from where it comes - it's a La Leche League book, so you know it's pro-breastfeeding, but I found it much more informative and practical than most books out there.
Lisa
A great overall book if you are expecting multiples and plan to breastfeed. Some of it was hard to read as not all scenarios presented are relevant (it highlights every possible NICU situation). There were also portions where I felt it was too pushy about breastfeeding and judgements about having to use or switch to formula. I suppose that is to be expected when coming from La Leche League, but I had hoped they'd be beyond using guilt to keep a tired mother of multiples trying to breastfeed afte ...more
David Martin
Ufda. The book is great when it is talking about breastfeeding, and has a lot of great information. It's tips for other things, like parenting, logistical stuff, etc., is sometimes just a fever dream. The book, at one point, suggests looking at whether you as a mother will return to work or stay home. For those who are worried about finances, it recommends just really looking at your finances to decide if you REALLY need to work. That is literally its suggestion; it doubles down on telling you t ...more
Kerry
This book is for women who plan on breastfeeding their multiples. The first half of the book is focused primarily on breastfeeding and then the second half discusses other topics about child-rearing multiples. I found the information really helpful, especially in regards to establishing milk-supply and what to do if you or your babies are having problems with breastfeeding. It is very encouraging and supportive. I think it is a great book to read to mentally and emotionally prepare yourself for ...more
Amy
If I could give this book 6 stars I would! It is THE go-to book for nursing twins (or more!). When I first found out I was having twins I was afraid that my hopes to breastfeed would have to go out the window. This book taught me how to make it work legistically, and gave me so much great info about how to address feeding problems. I didn't even know what questions I should ask about nursing until I read this book. There's an entire chapter about prematurity and how to help your babies while in ...more
Molly
A must for any woman pregnant with twins or more.
Mindy
I found myself skimming through a lot of this book since I've nursed my two sons successfully. It seemed like it was mostly geared to those who start their families with multiples and have never nursed before. But what I appreciated about this book was that it normalized much of the conflicting emotions that come with the news of multiples, and I found some great tips and advice on the logistics of nursing twins. I will hang onto this book as a great reference manual at least until I'm able to g ...more
Shelly
I FINALLY finished this book!! I had a hard time getting through it because it is very "dry" and I haven't been in the mood for dry reading in a while.

This book was okay. It provides tons of valuable information. However, if you are pregnant with twins and want a natural childbirth AND you are already well versed and have researched your options, just skip the first part. It will scare you.

The first part made me terrified of having twins, the second half made me want them.
Kaye
Mothering Multiples focuses on breastfeeding (as the title would indicate), but it does have a little bit more information in it than that. There really is only a little though...you may want to think carefully about whether you want to read 200+ pages on just breastfeeding. It may be better used as a manual. The information seems sound, albeit repeated frequently.
Jessica
Of the four books about twins I've read, this has been the most helpful. The book offers several strategies for every situation, preparing the reader for any situation. I liked that the book included many pictures showing the different nursing holds.
Alyn
something i got as a gift when we thought we were expecting twins. Very handy and helpful especially for first-time parents.
Deborah
One of the most helpful books about twins so far. A lot of information for first time parents (which I am not)
Becky H.
Aug 15, 2008 Becky H. added it
Recommends it for: Parents of twins
Shelves: non-fiction, twins
Ok I only flipped through this one. It came out when my twins were 2. But It looked like it would be very helpful.
Rachel C
Read this before my miscarriage. Had alot of good information about breastfeeding twins.
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Very pro-breastfeeding.
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