Tandem nursing? Here are some great resources

September 10, 2013

tandemlogoAre you pregnant and nursing?  Expecting to be nursing a newborn and a toddler?  Expecting twins?

Tandem nursing is increasingly common practice, but resources for support and information can be hard to find.  We thought we’d share some of our favorite resources on tandem nursing.

Adventures in Tandem Nursing.  The only book written on the topic, Adventures in Tandem Nursing, by Hilary Flower, covers it all: the history, safety questions, and management of the roller coaster that tandem nursing can be.  It was drawn from research as well as the stories of over 200 mothers from around the world.

Podcast on tandem nursing.  A podcast interview with Hilary Flower, author of Adventures in Tandem Nursing.  Questions addressed include:  How safe is nursing during pregnancy?  What are some of the things moms weigh when considering tandem nursing?  What are some common baby and toddler behaviors during tandem nursing?  How do milk supply and composition change during pregnancy?

Barriers to tandem nursing from health care providers.  This post outlines some common statements you might hear from health care providers, paired with what the evidence actually says.  Read this and you’ll be better informed than your providers!

Tandem nursing twinsMothering Multiples is the go-to resource book for nursing multiples, including positioning and management of tandem nursing twins.  And check out this podcast interview with author Karen Gromada.

Tandem nursing FAQ:  This one page sheet of questions and answers, written by Hilary Flower, provides answers to common concerns.

Nursing in pregnancy.  This La Leche League page answers the question, “I’m pregnant and still nursing my toddler…must I wean now?”

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