Author: Jennifer Fountain
What I loved:
I don’t know of ANYBODY who has triplets. I do know some moms who have twins, but not many. If I became pregnant with multiples I’m guessing the information and support for breastfeeding in my circles would be pretty limited. What I love about this book was that reading it was like getting the 411 from a good friend… a friend who has been there done that and shares all her information, tips and tricks. Jennifer definitely thinks outside the box, which is key when breastfeeding multiples.
What I liked:
I liked Jennifer’s chapter on nutrition a lot! I felt like she gave mom’s easy to implement suggestions for improving their diet to keep everybody healthy on their breastfeeding journey. I also liked how Jennifer suggested alternatives to commercial formula. I bet most mom’s would not have known there were other options if she didn’t mention those! Hello, donated breastmilk.
What I learned:
One thing that stood out to me was that moms of multiples might start off breastfeeding a little in the early days, pumping a lot and maybe even supplementing with other kinds of milk but that typically they work into full time breastfeeding as their babies get older. Lots of moms might find the beginning really difficult, but if they stick to it they might find themselves breastfeeding their toddlers full-time! Knowing this at the start of a breastfeeding journey might help moms make more attainable goals.
What this book is:
This book is the “Girlfriend’s Guide to Breastfeeding Multiples” and a way to feel supported and encouraged on a mom’s journey to feeding her babies.
What this book is not:
This book is not a replacement for getting to know and using a good lactation consultant in your area. Jennifer gives lots of good tips on finding one in this book.