What Twins Can Teach Us About Breastfeeding Attitudes (BFBN)

Most moms know the debate that rages between formula feeding and breastfeeding.  Sure, scientifically breastfeeding offers some advantages.  It can help build immunity and is customized to your specific baby.  And formula feeding isn’t without its merits.  For one it is a literal lifesaver for women who can’t produce enough breastmilk.  It takes pressure off of moms as the sole food source and lets moms get back to work more easily.  I think the logical thing to do is offer up education on both methods, the pros and cons, and then focus on helping each mother do what is best for her family.  Sounds easy enough, right?  Yet it doesn’t work that way.  So I’m going to introduce a new perspective into the debate.  Twins versus singletons.  I have a singleton and I have twins.  They have all been fed adequately.  But I had very different experiences when it came to how I was going to feed those children.  Is formula vs breastmilk that different when you consider how twins are treated compared to singletons? What can twins teach us about breastfeeding attitudes?

Before I go too deep into this, I want to point out that this was my experience.  That means it is not the only experience out there.  But it is also what I have observed from researching and seeking out help as a mother of both a singleton and twins.  So I don’t think it is an uncommon experience.  Why are twins treated differently than singletons in terms of breastfeeding?  And what can this teach us about how we handle the whole breast vs. formula debate?

Here are the particular circumstances that stuck out to me.

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Hi! I'm Christine...a stay-at-home mum to two tiny humans. My constant focus is having my home run as smoothly as possible. Keeping two kids alive, and maintaining my sanity is also a priority. Most Saturday nights, you can find me hunkered down watching Grey's Anatomy, and hopefully nibbling on some chocolate. :)