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How can I prepare for life with twins?

Most women find that a little extra support and planning helps a lot, especially in the early weeks. Following are some things that may help you prepare for and adjust to life with your new babies.

Plan to have some help for the first couple of weeks. Can your husband or partner take some time off work? Are there other family members who can “live-in” to care for other children? Can friends and neighbors provide meals or handle other chores?

Identify experts you can turn to for advice about breastfeeding. A certified lactation consultant, the La Leche League or your baby’s physician are all good options.

Talk to other mothers who have breastfed twins. Advice and encouragement means a lot when it comes from an experienced mom of multiples. Ask friends and family for contacts.

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