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by Karen Kerkhoff Gromada

eBook Mothering Multiples: Breastfeeding and Caring for Twins or More! (La Leche League International Book) epub
  • ISBN: 0976896931
  • Author: Karen Kerkhoff Gromada
  • Genre: Health
  • Subcategory: Women's Health
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: La Leche League International; 3rd edition (April 11, 2007)
  • Pages: 429 pages
  • ePUB size: 1559 kb
  • FB2 size 1988 kb
  • Formats rtf azw docx mbr


Being published by La Leche League International (LLLI), and written by a veteran LLLI Leader, this book unsurprisingly slants towards breastfeeding, how to maximize your milk production, and how to avoid falling for infant formula.

Being published by La Leche League International (LLLI), and written by a veteran LLLI Leader, this book unsurprisingly slants towards breastfeeding, how to maximize your milk production, and how to avoid falling for infant formula.

Mother Multiples : Breastfeeding and Caring for Twins or More! . This is just the best book And thankfully, someone from La Leche recommended this book to me! I even made my husband read it. It is chock full of good.

Mother Multiples : Breastfeeding and Caring for Twins or More! by Karen Kerkhoff Gromada. This is just the best book. As soon as it arrived, I couldn't put it down. Finally! A book that actually discussed how to breastfeed twins.

Mothering Multiples book La Leche League is a trusted resource for me and I would recommend this if you have any desire at all in breastfeeding your multiples.

Mothering Multiples book. La Leche League is a trusted resource for me and I would recommend this if you have any desire at all in breastfeeding your multiples.

Gromada, Karen Kerkhoff; La Leche League International. A guide emphasizing breastfeeding and attachment-style parenting offers advice on multiple-birth pregnancies, baby care, and helping families adjust to multiple newborns. Breastfeeding, Multiple birth, Breast Feeding, Multiple Birth Offspring. Canon EOS 5D Mark II.

Background: Breastfeeding has many benefits but many new mothers find difficulties when trying to breastfeed. When there is a vanished twin or fetus papyraceous, there are no apparent clinical implications or adverse effects on the mother or the remaining fetus. This is a program evaluation of Baby Connection a feeding program for the first year. Baby Connection is a volunteer program in Lane County, Oregon.

Items related to Mothering Multiples: Breastfeeding and Caring for Twins. Karen Kerkoff Gromada has worked with thousands of mothers of multiples as a La Leche League Leader for more than 30 years and is a registered nurse and lactation consultant. Karen Kerkhoff Gromada Mothering Multiples: Breastfeeding and Caring for Twins or More! (La Leche League International Book). ISBN 13: 9780976896937. A popular speaker on the topic of multiples, she has been published in the Journal of Human Lactation and various nursing journals. She co-authored Keys to Parenting Multiples for Barrons Educational Series and was a pioneer columnist for TWINS magazine.

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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 of caring for multiple babies are addressed, including possible complications of pregnancy, preparing for a multiple birth, coping with newborns who might need to spend time in a NICU, establishing a milk supply for multiple babies, adjusting as a couple, and caring for toddler multiples.
Comments: (7)
Chinon
Being published by La Leche League International (LLLI), and written by a veteran LLLI Leader, this book unsurprisingly slants towards breastfeeding, how to maximize your milk production, and how to avoid falling for infant formula.

That said, I disagree with other reviewers saying that the book will leave you with a guilt trip if you cannot breastfeed, or you eventually give up.
The whole spectrum of possibilities are covered very thoroughly here, starting from the ideal "term, healthy babies and breastfeeding effectively from the start", to what to do if you are less fortunate and your babies are still in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), how to "make up for a poor start", partial breastfeeding, supplementing/complementing with instant formula, alternatives techniques to feeding human milk (other than the breast, and still trying to avoid the bottle), etc.
It is true that there is an explicit axiom, whereby if a mother is determined to breastfeed, she *will* be able to breastfeed her multiples. However, I wouldn't say it makes one feel guilty for giving up or being unable to live up to this assumption, for whatever reason.
It is also true that the author does not particularly encourage getting babies on a schedule, but again the whole range of possibilities is discussed in the "Coordinated Feedings" chapter: feeding on cue, waking the other(s) up as one starts to feed etc. By the way, contrary to what another reviewer wrote, that chapter does cover very many ways of breastfeeding two babies at a time, complete with pictures.
Breastfeeding of multiples makes up much of the contents, so you would probably also need to complement with a pregnancy/birth book (not necessarily for multiples, I much much preferred good old "The Pregnancy Book" by William Sears over the terrorizing and dubious advice in "When You're Expecting Twins, Triplets or Quads" by Barbara Luke), as well as a separate book for infancy (very happy with "The Baby Book", also by the Sears).
However, this is not to say that this book is exclusively about breastfeeding. It comes packed with useful information around virtually every other aspect of multiple pregnancy and raising multiples (up into toddlerhood), logistical tips (for instance on "getting out and about"), whole chapters on mental health issues for parents and on enhancing individuality (on which subjects be sure to check out Emotionally Healthy Twins as well), etc.
So all in all a very thorough, important and highly recommended book.

The only downside I found, and I agree with some other reviewers here, is that the material is sometimes too verbose, repeating the same things many times in different parts of the book, which, at 430 pages, could do with a bit of trimming and perhaps a better structure, explaining the fundamental principles once, and referring to them from other chapters where the various applications are covered.
August
I am expecting twins. I am also already the parent of three children, ages 12, 9.5 and 7. I have breastfed all of them and so while the nursing part of having infant twins doesn't scare me terribly, being in CHARGE of twins as well as everything else DOES. So I was looking for a book that could teach me about the logistics of nursing twins as well as tips on the basics of parenting two infants at once.

I am so glad I bought this book.

I am normally a library-user but I had a feeling that this one might be a keeper. I was more than right. This is a keep-on-the-bedside-table kind of book. I read it cover-to-cover (nearly, I skipped the section at the end on raising toddlers because I can't handle that information right now :) and found it incredibly accessible. I really appreciated how positive and encouraging it is to those of us who feel strongly about breastfeeding (the book is published by La Leche League International so I expecting nothing less).

As I look at the sections that I dog-eared to return to later, I found the most helpful tips in these chapters:

* "Enhancing Individuality" - things I had never thought of about helping to create a unique relationship with each twin and helping THEM to be their own people

* "Breastfeeding and Birth Preparation" - birth plans, deciding beforehand what's really going to matter during/right after birth

* "Coordinating Feedings" - how to do two at once!

* "What You'll Need" - a realistic guide to what "stuff" will really make a difference in your home (living in a smallish townhome, I really need to not have anything superfluous around here)

* "For Mother's Only" - this was so down-to-earth, reminding me that's okay to feel completely stressed and out of control sometimes, with some ideas of how to combat it. I have a feeling I'll be returning to this one often :)

If you are NOT planning on trying to breastfeed at all, this one would still be good to get from the library, just to read the sections that interest you, I feel like the information is that good.

Here's looking forward to a few months from now :)
Rleyistr
Even though I'm halfway through; this book is surprisingly reassuring in a sense and empowers the mother -especially those who want to breastfeed- in a gentle way that I get encouraged to read every time I grab it. The packaging was rather good, the book was in real good condition that I forgot I bought a used one. Overall it's a great experience. And hopefully it'll help me out once I get my twins.
Sinredeemer
The book information is great and was recommended, but the book arrived stained and dirty on the cover from old wet stains; and on more than several pages, which did not meet my expectations of gently used, and since it was to be gifted, I was unable to do so and threw it away. My mistake. I will search elsewhere for a copy. Or not.
Usanner
I am the mother of 10 yr old twin boys and this was the most informative book I read during my pregnancy (and I read many!). It provides a lot of practical advice, not only for the pregnancy months (which is what most books for expecting mothers focus on) but for a good part of the first year with the babies, which is by far, the most difficult and exhausting part of mothering twins. In particular I loved the practical advice on breastfeeding, which I used to breastfeed my twins until they were 11 months old (yes, it can be done). If you are expecting twins or more, you really should read this book before the babies arrive (you will be too busy to read once they are born.) And, take heart, after the first year it does get easier and by the time they are 2 yrs old it is actually easier than having only one child or two of different ages as they entertain each other.
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