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Top ups – breastfeeding support

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Tricia, NurtureMe, showing client how to cup feed expressed milk

As most of the work I do is with twins, I often get asked about top ups which are extremely common.  Here’s some information about what top ups are, how they affect breastfeeding and how you can reduce/remove them. What are top ups? Top ups are feeds given to babies where there has been an […]

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10 things I love about twins

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Any twin (or triplet) parent will hear – ‘double trouble’, ‘how will/do you cope’, ‘oh I couldn’t do that’, ‘you have your hands full’ and so much more – I’m sure if you’re a twin parent, you will ‘get’ what I mean. Weirdly none of those people ever offered to help me as I was […]

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Helpful links and resources for breastfeeding

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As my final post for National Breastfeeding Awareness Week, I wanted to share what I feel are good links and resources for breastfeeding – specifically aimed at new mums (or supporting partners).  There’s so much help out there now, and fantastic online films and of course, let’s not forget the books.  So here’s some reading […]

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Tricia’s top ten tips – Breastfeeding Twins

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Breastfeeding twins is such a positive achievement for many families.  For some, it means overcoming a number of challenges, relevant to many singletons too, yet widely prevalent in this community.  There are a number of common contributing factors to breastfeeding twins as follows: prematurity (50% born before 36 weeks) 70-80% born by c-section learning to breastfeed, […]

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Bye bye babies

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Last week was the end of my first six week stint with one lovely family including their gorgeous 6 week old babies.  I’ve been working with them in between my existing job but trying as much as I could do pop in to see them.  It’s been a great six weeks and I have to […]

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Breastfeeding – recognising hunger cues

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I had a really lovely visit to the hospital yesterday to meet the new baby twins.  It was such a pleasure to meet them and a good reminder of how hard those first few days are in the hospital with your babies.  When I got there, after speaking to mum and dad, I noticed out […]