The Calgary Twins and Triplet’s club was a big part of the successful start I got when I had my twins prematurely at 34 weeks. The support and resources the group provides was essential to my family and many others in the city.
I contributed an article (ttmac article) on Breastfeeding and the use of a Breastpump so that other moms could see the range of options available.
I never imagined that 11 years after my twins birth, I would be sharing my experience and knowledge with moms of expectant multiples through my business, One Tiny Suitcase. It has been a journey and continues to take me places I didn’t expect!
Having your baby àhead of schedule` is a tough way to start. I should know, my twins came early at 34 weeks. Weighing only about 3 and 4lbs each, they just needed more time.
The nurses at the hospital were really clear that I would need to start expressing breastmilk as quickly as I could. They stressed the importance of feeding the twins breastmilk as much, and as soon as I could. They set me up on a Medela Symphony breastpump and I began breastpumping the day they were born.
Medela`s website has some great statistics on the importance of feeding breastmilk to preemies. It reinforces how crucial the early days for a preemie are and how important my job as a new mom was.
My experience with my premature twins led me to become and authorized rental station for the same Medela pumps I used in the hopsital years ago.
For Medela Symphony breastpump rentals visit us at www.OneTinySuitcase.ca