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Mother Multiples Breastfeeding and Caring for Twins or More!

ISBN-10: 0976896931

ISBN-13: 9780976896937

Edition: 3rd 2007

Authors: Karen Kerkhoff Gromada

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LaLeche League International is proud to announce the publication of a book that will help mothers nurse their multiple babies with confidence. In the third revised edition author Karen Kerkhoff Gromada, IBCLC, offers invaluable information with an emphasis on breastfeeding and attachment-style parenting. Many concerns that parents of multiples may have are also addressed, including: What are the risks of a multiple pregnancy? What can a mother do to avoid complications? How can a mother continue meeting her babies' needs if one or more experiences an illness or needs to be hospitalized? What can a mother do to comfort two or more fussy babies? How can a mother, father, and older siblings adjust to the physical and emotional demands of caring for multiple babies? What ar the challenges of caring for toddler multiples? Gromada has worked with thousands of multilples as a La Leche League Leader for more than 30 years and is a registered nurse and lactation consultant.
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Book details

List price: $16.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: La Leche League International
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 429
Size: 9.00" wide x 11.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.518
Language: English

Introduction
Acknowledgements
It's Twins, Triplets, or More
Twin Types
Yes, It's Really Twins (or More)
Health Care with Multiples
Multiple Pregnancy as High Risk: Fact and Fiction
Maternal Stressors
Infants' Stressors
Think Positive
Improving the Odds
Multiple Pregnancy: Caring for Three, Four, or More before Birth
A Good Diet
Nutrition Hints
Taking Charge in Other Ways
What to Do If...
Signs to Watch and Report
Fetal Well-Being
Diagnostic Testing during Multiple Pregnancy
Maternal Issues
Preterm Delivery
Getting Ready to Breastfeed Two, Three, or More Newborns
Advantage of Breastfeeding Multiples
Breastfeeding Goals
Additional Tools for Mapping Your Route
Getting Ready: Birth Preparation
Preparation for Birth
Pregnant Memories
Getting Ready: Preparing for Multiples
Pediatric Care
Baby Names x 2, 3, 4 +
Household Help
Employment Issues
Happy Birthday
Labor
Vaginal Birth
Surgical (Cesarean) Birth
Hospital Routines and First Stage Interventions
Labor Induction & Augmentation (Acceleration)
Labor Monitoring
Analgesia/Anesthesia
Second Stage Interventions
"Assisted" Vaginal Delivery
Third Stage of Labor
Beginning Breastfeeding
During the Hospital Stay
Supplementing or Partial Breastfeeding
Breastfeeding after Surgical Birth
Other Maternal Conditions Affecting Breastfeeding Initiation
Pain Medication
When One (or More) Cannot Yet Breastfeed
Multiples in the Newborn Intensive Care Unit
In the NICU
Parents' Role
When Babies Are Sick
Getting Ready for Discharge
Breastfeeding in the Newborn Intensive Care Unit
Your Milk for Your Babies
Expressing Your Milk
Beginning Breastfeeding
Increasing Breastfeeding
Making Up for a Poor Start
Keeping Babies Healthy While Increasing Milk Production
For Effective Breastfeeders
When One (or More) Has a Feeding Difficulty
Alternative Feeding Methods
Additional Tips
As Each Baby Improves
Effective Breastfeeding
Establishing and Maintaining Lactation
Feeding Behaviors
Typical Feeding Patterns for Effective Breastfeeding
Coordinating Feedings
Feeding Rotation
Feeding Routine vs. Schedule
Simultaneous "Twogether" Feedings
Getting Comfortable
Other Hints
Breastfeeding Difficulties in Young Babies
Difficulty Latching On or Sucking
Problem-Solving Ideas
Weight Gain Issues
When Mother Has a Breastfeeding Difficulty
Sore Nipples
Engorgement
Insufficient Milk Production
Flat or Inverted Nipple(s)
Plugged Ducts and Mastitis
Overabundant Milk Production
Forceful Let-Down/Milk-Ejection Reflex
Maternal Illness
Avoiding Problems During a Hospitalization
Exploring Options
Emergency Situations
Full and Partial Breastfeeding
Breastfeeding Definitions
Partial Breastfeeding
Full Breastfeeding as a Goal
Partial Breastfeeding as Goal
Human-Milk-Feeding
Breastfeeding Multiples When Mother Is Employed
Lower Milk Production
Breastfeeding Only One
Early Weaning
Enhancing Individuality
Attachment to Each Baby
Other Factors
Unit Thinking
Helping the Attachment Process Along
Comforting a Fussy Baby x 1, 2, or More!
General Causes
Physical Causes
Survival Tips
The High Need Multiple and Maternal Guilt
Getting Enough Sleep
Sleep Deprivation
Encouraging Sleep
Sleep Arrangements
Mother's Sleep Style
Dad's Involvement
What You'll Need
Diapers
Clothing or Layette
Breast Pumps
Car Seats
Bedding
Multiple Stroller
Baby Carriers
Other Equipment
Equipment Use vs. Overuse
Getting Out and About
Be Prepared for Going Out
Additional Safety Precautions
For Mothers Only: Adjusting to Multiples
A New Role
Developing a Routine
The Myth of the SuperMom
Mothers Are Not All the Same
Take Care of Yourself
Self-Esteem Issues
Isolation
Beating the Blues: Postpartum Mood Disorders
Adjusting as a Couple
Breastfeeding
Time Together
Older Siblings of Multiples
Instant Celebrities
Behavior Problems
Sibling Reactions
Streamlined Housekeeping
Meeting Infant Developmental Needs
Household Management
Breastfeeding, Starting Solids, and Weaning
Starting Solids
Signs of Readiness
Vitamin and Mineral Supplements
Organizing Mealtime
Meals Are a Social Time
Picky Eaters
Breastfeeding Older Babies and Toddler Multiples
Changing Breastfeeding Patterns
Biting
Nursing Strikes
For Multiples Only
Weaning
Mother-Guided Weaning
Partial Weaning
Abrupt Weaning
Older Babies and Toddlers: Childproofing and Helpful Equipment
Safety and Childproofing for Older Babies
Helpful Equipment
Out and About
Childproofing for Very Mobile Toddler Multiples
Basic Childproofing
Indoor Solutions
Multiples' Bedroom
Kitchen
Outdoor Solutions
Parenting Toddler Multiples
Multiples' Interactions
Toddlers' Temperaments
Toddler Activity Levels
High Need Flip-Flopping
Discipline of Multiples
Models of Behavior
Strategies That Work
Strategies That Don't Work
Other Toddler Issues
Night Waking
Brief Separations
Potty/Toilet Learning
A Need for Support
Resources
Appendix
Photo Credits
Index
About La Leche League