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Greetings all from New Zealand,<br>
Just wondering if there's any tips out there for feeding with one boob! My mother jokes that the baby will be half starved <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> but I have read the remaining boob compensates well, and then there's women with twins who have to share....<br>
Anyway tips would be more than welcome, due end of February <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/duck.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Duck">:
 

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Best wishes for the upcoming birth! and breastfeeding!<br><br>
I think with one breast it would be important to make sure that there is a really good latch, to feed on cue (as often as the baby seems even a little bit interested!) to really establish a good milk supply, and to know that women successfully breastfeed twins, so there is no reason to think this won't be a great success!<br><br>
The skin to skin contact after birth is so important for both you and your baby - have you made plans for this? Are you birthing at home? Is your midwife supportive of breastfeeding? Now is the time to assemble your support team! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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<a href="http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0838/is_129/ai_n13456383/pg_1" target="_blank">http://findarticles.com/p/articles/m...n13456383/pg_1</a><br><br>
Have you seen this article? It's actually published in Mothering but I couldn't get the link to work, so I googled to see if it was somewhere else online.<br><br>
I don't have any personal experience, I just thought this article was cool. And one thought, maybe having a plan of action (like a list of ideas) for common (relatively speaking, I mean) problems like mastitis or plugged ducts.
 

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Hi! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/Welcome.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="welcome"> More later <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I would expect the best, but prepare for the worst. As you say, many women do just fine nursing twins, so you have a good chance of doing just fine.<br><br>
Do what any other bfing mom should do -- go to a LLL meeting while you are pregnant, maybe search out a good LC before you birth.<br><br>
Two challenges you might have are low supply, and extra nipple soreness / trauma. The stickie at the top of the BF challenges has good info & links to how to increase your supply. Don't let anyone bully you into supplementing before you are absolutely sure you have a supply problem, though. Losing up to 10% of your baby's weight is very normal for any newborn.<br><br>
More later.
 
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