|The My Brest Friend Twin Pillow makes it possible to
comfortably nurse two babies at the same
time. The backrest helps you maintain proper posture during feedings,
preventing neck and back pain—a real issue in the postpartum period.
The silent-release strap lets sleeping babes lie—genius!|
Comfort and Support for Twins and Plus Sizes
fit for most sizes
- Easy to wash, zip off cover
- Baby soft, plush cover
- Adjustable back support
- Secure wrap around design
on the birth of your twins!
Breastfeeding two babies can seem like something that is both wonderful
and daunting, yet armed with some helpful tips and tools like the My
Brest Friend Twins Plus feeding pillow, you will soon find yourself
feeding two babies simultaneously like a pro.
There are many reasons to consider breastfeeding your twins
Save time: Breastfeeding two babies at a
usually faster than breastfeeding one baby after the other. Time-saving
strategies are crucial when feeding two babies the typical 8-12 times a
More milk: Research has demonstrated when
of twins breastfeed simultaneously, they have a higher prolactin level
than if they breastfeed their babies one after the other. Prolactin is
the key hormone responsible for signaling milk production, so more
prolactin may mean more milk.
Logistics: It is very difficult to
bottle feed two
babies at a time but with the help of the My Brest Friend Twins Plus
Feeding pillow, both babies can receive your attention at once.
How Do I
Breastfeed Twins At the Same Time?
Many women, especially first time mothers, find it helpful to learn how
to breastfeed one baby at a time until they feel comfortable with how
to latch the babies well. This may take a few days or a week but once
you feel skilled at bringing one baby to the breast, you are ready to
try tandem feeding.
Positions for Simultaneous Feeds
There are many possible positions for simultaneous twin breastfeeding
but here are the most popular three positions:
- 1. Double football/clutch
This is the most popular position, especially for small and young
babies. Both babies are at your sides with their legs under your arms
and their heads supported by your hands.
- 2. Double cradle with overlapping legs
Position the first baby in a cradle hold, with his head in the crook of
your elbow. Bring the second baby up to your other breast, cradling him
in the crook of your other elbow. Cross their legs over each other so
they both rest comfortably on the pillow.
- 3. Combination of football and cradle hold
Some women find feeding one baby in the football hold and the other in
cradle helpful, especially if one baby prefers one position or the
other. Position the baby in football hold first, and then bring the
second baby up in a cradle hold.
- Which Baby Goes on First?
Most moms find it easiest to latch the baby that needs the most help
first. This strategy allows you to use both hands to help the less
vigorous nurser latch deeply. Once latched, the twin pillow will
support the first baby so you can reach over, pick up, and latch the
second baby onto the second breast.
- Which Baby Feeds on Which
Most experts recommend alternating each baby on each breast every other
feed or at least every other day. Alternating breasts encourages equal
stimulation of milk production, especially if you have one baby who is
a more vigorous nurser than the other.
- How Long Should The Twins Feed?
What About Burping?
Most twins nurse anywhere from 20-45 minutes for each feed. Depending
on their weight and age, the feeding may be shorter or longer. It is
usually helpful to take each baby off halfway through the feeding and
sit them up on the pillow to burp. Once burped, return him to the same
breast he was on and burp his sibling.
My Brest Friend is the only nursing pillow
endorsed by Kathleen Huggins, a registered nurse, lactation consultant,
and author of the bestselling Nursing Mother's Companion (and member of BabyCenter's own
Medical Advisory Board). Her reasoning? "Its unique wraparound design
and backrest provide mom and baby with the proper support and
positioning, like no other." Veteran moms couldn't agree more. Proper
positioning allows your baby to latch on easily (reducing your chance of
sore nipples) while preventing strain on your muscles. It also rotates
to accommodate the "football hold" — positioning your baby's body under
your arm — especially helpful for feeding twins. Best of all, this
version has a silent-release strap that won't wake or startle your baby,
who may have drifted off while nursing.The My Brest Friend
nursing pillow was designed to properly support mom and baby during
breastfeeding. Other nursing pillows and multi-purposed, crescent shaped
pillows aren't secure and don't fully wrap around the body. As a
result, they can shift, forcing mom to constantly readjust;this can add
up to difficulty with positioning and latch on. No other pillow provides
as much support, comfort and security for your breastfeeding ease.