Mothering Multiples

Breastfeeding & Caring for Twins Or More

Author: Karen Kerkhoff Gromada

Publisher: LA Leche League International

ISBN: 9780976896937

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 429

View: 6782

Guides parents through: pregnancy with twins, triplets or more; birth; breastfeeding; babies' care; family; older babies and toddler multiples.
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Mothering Multiples

Breastfeeding & Caring for Twins Or More

Author: Karen Kerkhoff Gromada

Publisher: LA Leche League International

ISBN: 9780912500515

Category: Medical

Page: 353

View: 5375

A guide emphasizing breastfeeding and attachment-style parenting offers advice on multiple-birth pregnancies, baby care, and helping families adjust to multiple newborns
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Breastfeeding an Adopted Baby and Relactation

Author: Elizabeth Hormann

Publisher: La Leche League International

ISBN: 9780976896975

Category: Breastfeeding

Page: 66

View: 7174

Did you know that induced lactation and relactation are possible? Author Elizabeth Hormann explains how in this book. Some of the topics discussed include: preparation for adoptive breastfeeding; substances that stimulate milk production; beginning breastfeeding with an adopted baby; and sources of support for adoptive parents. Ideal for mothers who wish to breastfeed an adopted baby or relactate, as well as for the health professionals who assist them.
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Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Twins

A Step-by-Step Program for Sleep-Training Your Multiples

Author: Marc Weissbluth, M.D.

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0345514815

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 192

View: 8665

From one of the nation’s most trusted experts on children’s bedtime and nap time comes a new guide for sleep-training twins so that everybody (including Mom and Dad) will be rested and happy! As parents of twins and multiples know, double the fun can be double the sleep deprivation. Now, in Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Twins, beloved pediatrician and renowned sleep authority Dr. Marc Weissbluth combines specialized advice for parents of twins with his tried-and-true sleep-training methods to show exhausted moms and dads how to get their babies to sleep on their own, stay asleep, and sleep regularly. This essential step-by-step guide to establishing good sleep patterns reveals how to build healthy habits in twins’ natural slumber cycles, including • how healthy sleep differs from “junk” sleep, plus a helpful tutorial on the techniques of sleep training for new parents • the five ingredients of healthy sleep, and why daytime sleep is different from nighttime sleep but equally important to good health • why it’s crucial for babies to master the ability to fall asleep unassisted, without protest or crying, and how to help them do so • essential tips for synchronizing your twins’ sleep schedules, plus information about how twins sleep best–when to keep them together, and when it’s time to separate them • how to recognize early drowsy cues in your babies so you can catch the sleep wave before it turns into nervous energy that will keep them awake Sleep-training twins presents a unique set of challenges. This invaluable guide will not only get your babies to sleep through the night but help you stay healthy and rested so you can enjoy the many blessings of having more than one! From the Trade Paperback edition.
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The Nursing Mother's Guide to Weaning

How to Bring Breastfeeding to a Gentle Close, and how to Decide when the Time is Right

Author: Kathleen Huggins


ISBN: 1458763900

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 372

View: 7290

For many women, the most challenging part of nursing is bringing it to an end. Whether you are considering weaning or trying to wean, this book will help you understand the hygienic, nutritional, and emotional concerns that make weaning such an important transition in a child's life. This fully revised guide covers: Weaning a child who is a few weeks, several months, or several years old; Solving nursing difficulties so you can delay weaning if you choose; Introducing bottles, selecting formula, and preparing it safely
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Double Time

How I Survived---and Mostly Thrived---Through the First Three Years of Mothering Twins

Author: Jane Roper

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1250014913

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 272

View: 2509

Becoming a mother is rarely what you expect. Jane Roper never expected she'd have twins—or that they'd be such a spirited twosome. She didn't expect that finding the right balance of work and home would be so tricky. And she certainly didn't expect she'd grapple with a diagnosis of bipolar disorder during her daughters' toddler years. But she also didn't anticipate just how much joy, laughter and self-discovery motherhood would bring. Full of warmth, honesty, occasional advice, and a generous helping of humor, Double Time is a smart and engaging account of the first three years with multiples and a refreshingly candid and vulnerable look at clinical depression. It's a memoir that will resonate countless women—especially those parenting in double time.
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Keys to Parenting Twins

Author: Karen Kerkhoff Gromada,Karen Kerkhoff

Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Incorporated

ISBN: 9780812048513

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 181

View: 5829

Describes the special aspects of raising twins and discusses pediatric care, breastfeeding, sibling adjustment, school, individuality, child development, discipline, and toilet training
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Ready Or Not...Here We Come!

The Real Experts' Guide to the First Year With Twins

Author: Elizabeth Lyons

Publisher: Finn Phyllis Press

ISBN: 9780974699028

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 238

View: 490

You've expanded (to the point where you've traded high-fashion maternity wear for your husband's XXL T-shirts), answered way too many questions about your babies' conception, and felt your belly bounce like jelly as your dynamic duo engaged in a boxing match. And the adventure has only begun! In her first humor-packed guide to raising twins, Elizabeth Lyons and her “multiples” sorority offer the wisdom of their combined experience in the form of practical shortcuts, real-world strategies, and sage advice.Topics include: -Preparing the Lair: Mandatory Gear for Babies and Mom -Twinproofing Your Marriage -Breastfeeding Strategies (and Why It's Okay if You Don't) -Unsolicited Advice: Stories from the Trenches -Getting Twins on a Schedule—Preferably the Same One Lyons balances the day-to-day challenges of raising twins—from double feedings to sleep deprivation to getting out while pretending everything's under control—with a sanity-saving dose of camaraderie. By the end, you'll be smiling and shouting, “Thank heaven, I'm not alone!”
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What to Do when You're Having Two

The Twins Survival Guide from Pregnancy Through the First Year

Author: Natalie Diaz

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1583335153


Page: 274

View: 3759

The founder of the Twiniversity website offers a complete guide to expectant mothers for surviving the birth of twins, including how to breastfeed for two, sticking to a single sleeping schedule and provides a list of the most essential baby items. Original. 40,000 first printing.


Real-Life Advice from Pregnancy through the First Year and Beyond

Author: Cheryl Lage

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1630762342

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 384

View: 7720

A hybrid of prescriptive "how-to" guidebook and intimate diary, Twinspiration recounts with unabashed personal detail the tribulations and triumphs of a twin pregnancy and first year of life with twins. Incorporating a conversational, humorous tone throughout, Cheryl Lage provides a double dose of user-friendly suggestions, real-life advice, and heartfelt empathy. This updated and revised edition includes Q&A segments with readers, musings on life with growing multiples, and reflections on life beyond the first year.
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Sweet Sleep

Nighttime and Naptime Strategies for the Breastfeeding Family

Author: La Leche League International,Diane Wiessinger,Diana West,Linda J. Smith,Teresa Pitman

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0345549910

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 512

View: 3806

Sweet Sleep is the first and most complete book on nights and naps for breastfeeding families. It’s mother-wisdom, reassurance, and a how-to guide for making sane and safe decisions on how and where your family sleeps, backed by the latest research. It’s 4 A.M. You’ve nursed your baby five times throughout the night. You’re beyond exhausted. But where can you breastfeed safely when you might fall asleep? You’ve heard that your bed is dangerous for babies. Or is it? Is there a way to reduce the risk? Does life really have to be this hard? No, it doesn’t. Sweet Sleep is within reach. This invaluable resource will help you • sleep better tonight in under ten minutes with the Quick Start guide—and sleep safer every night with the Safe Sleep Seven checklist • sort out the facts and fictions of bedsharing and SIDS • learn about normal sleep at every age and stage, from newborn to new parent • direct your baby toward longer sleep when he’s ready • tailor your approach to your baby’s temperament • uncover the hidden costs of sleep training and “cry it out” techniques • navigate naps at home and daycare • handle concerns from family, friends, and physicians • enjoy stories and tips from mothers like you • make the soundest sleep decisions for your family and your life Advance praise for Sweet Sleep “Chock-full of advice and information . . . The editors smartly break the information into digestible bits organized by topics and age ranges. And for any parent desperate for an uninterrupted few hours of sleep, the advice is worth the read. Sweet Sleep includes extensive information on creating a safe sleep space, helping children learn to sleep on their own and defusing criticism of your family’s choices. . . . This book is nothing but supportive of whatever your choices are about nursing and sleeping.”—BookPage “An essential guide for parents . . . detailed, practical advice on bed sharing and breast-feeding, with basic guidelines for safe bed sharing outlined in seven steps.”—Publishers Weekly From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Twins 101

50 Must-Have Tips for Pregnancy through Early Childhood From Doctor M.O.M.

Author: Khanh-Van Le-Bucklin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470447427

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 208

View: 7250

"A must-read for expectant or multitasking mothers of multiples by an academic pediatrician and mother of twins, Twins 101 provides practical tips and wise words in a readable style that fits into the fast pace of these mothers’ lives." —Theodore Sectish, MD, associate professor of pediatrics, Harvard Medical School; program director, Children’s Hospital Boston Dr. Le-Bucklin's new parenting book is the first by a pediatrician who is also a mother of twins. No other pregnancy and parenting book for multiples offers this unique and much-needed perspective. Twins 101 features practical advice and well-researched information in an easy-to-read format. From maintaining a healthy twin pregnancy to meeting the daily challenge of caring for twins, Twin 101 guides families through each stage with insightful tips, practical advice, useful resources, and inspirational stories.
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Essential Exercises for the Childbearing Year

A Guide to Health and Comfort Before and After Your Baby is Born

Author: Elizabeth Noble

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780964118317

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 284

View: 3104

Keep fit and healthy during and after pregnancy
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The Breastfeeding Mother's Guide to Making More Milk: Foreword by Martha Sears, RN

Author: Diana West,Lisa Marasco

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071598583

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 304

View: 541

Concerned about making enough milk for your baby? Wondering how to make more? Two lactation experts are here to help. Separate fact from fiction with help from this comprehensive book about improving low milk supply. Written by two leading experts who have been there themselves and officially recommended by La Leche League International, The Breastfeeding Mother's Guide to Making More Milk incorporates the latest research and discoveries about causes of low milk supply, the way your body makes milk, and how babies contribute to your milk production. Best of all, you'll find valuable suggestions for both time-honored and innovative ways to make more milk. Learn the facts about: Determining if baby is really getting enough milk Supplementing without decreasing your supply Maximizing the amount of milk you can make Identifying the causes of your low supply Increasing your supply with the most effective methods, including pumping, herbs, medications, foods, and alternative therapies Making more milk when you return to work, exclusively pump, have a premie or multiples, relactate, or induce lactation
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Good Night, Sleep Tight Workbook

The Sleep Lady's Gentle Step-by-step Guide for Tired Parents

Author: Kim West

Publisher: Easton Studio Press, LLC

ISBN: 1935212184

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 120

View: 5892

Good Night Sleep Tight Workbook is the essential companion to the best selling book, Good Night Sleep Tight, by The Sleeplady, Kim West. The book includes a step-by-step guide for parents, is organized by age and by process, and is the key to sleep coaching success. The Workbook can be used as a standalone guide; includes an essential to do list, sleep plans, tear out sleep logs, sleep manner sticker charts and a certificate of completion for celebrating success - all the essentials needed to help tired parents with children of any age who are experiencing sleep problems.
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The Everything Twins, Triplets, And More Book

From Seeing The First Sonogram To Coordinating Nap Times And Feedings -- All You Need To Enjoy Your Multiples

Author: Pamela Fierro

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1440523215

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 304

View: 3629

Still reeling from the shock that you're not having just one baby, you're having two, three, or more? Unsure about what to expect and what you need to do? There's no need to fear, because with The Everything Twins, Triplets, and More Book you have all the answers right at your fingertips. From what to anticipate throughout pregnancy and delivery to surviving those first few sleepless months and the necessary lifestyle changes you'll need to make, every scenario is covered! Includes information on: What to expect during each trimester Physical changes your body endures Budgeting for extra expenses Setting up your household for the big arrivals The first few months of life with your multiples The Everything Twins, Triplets, and More Book is your all-in-one resource for preparing your home, and your life, for all your little bundles of joy!
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Preemies - Second Edition

The Essential Guide for Parents of Premature Babies

Author: Dana Wechsler Linden,Emma Trenti Paroli,Mia Wechsler Doron

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476735557

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 656

View: 6953

The comprehensive “Dr. Spock”-like reference that is both reassuring and realistic—now updated to reflect the many advances in neonatology. Preemies, Second Edition is the only parents’ reference resource of its kind—delivering up-to-the-minute information on medical care in a warm, caring, and engaging voice. Authors Dana Wechsler Linden and Emma Trenti Paroli are parents who have “been there.” Together with neonatologist Mia Wechsler Doron, they answer the dozens of questions that parents will have at every stage—from high-risk pregnancy through preemie hospitalization, to homecoming and the preschool years—imparting a vast, detailed store of knowledge in clear language that all readers can understand. Preemies, Second Edition covers topics related to premature birth, including: What are your risk factors for having a premature baby? Can you do something to delay early labor? What do doctors know about you baby’s outlook during her first minutes and days of life? How will your preemie’s progress be monitored? How do you cope with a long hospitalization? Are there special preparations for you baby’s homecoming? What kind of stimulation during the first year gives your baby the best chance? Will your preemie grow up healthy? Normal?
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Nursing Mother, Working Mother

The Essential Guide to Breastfeeding Your Baby Before and After You Return to Work

Author: Gale Pryor


ISBN: 1458763919

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 376

View: 1674

Essential reading for any woman who seeks to combine the roles of nursing mother and working mother. - William Sears, M.D., and Martha Sears, R.N., best-selling authors of The Baby Book A return to work doesn't have to mean the end of breastfeeding. In fact, continuing to nurse her baby is the working mom's best strategy for blending both sides of her life into a new and satisfying whole. In this fully updated edition of Nursing Mother, Working Mother, Gale Pryor and Kathleen Huggins provide essential advice on: Getting breastfeeding off to a good start; Pumping and storing breast milk; Establishing a pumping and feeding routine; Negotiating with an employer for private pumping space; Finding supportive child care; The legal rights of employees with regard to breastfeeding Praise for the first edition of Nursing Mother, Working Mother: ''A how-to book from a mother who herself has accomplished the difficult but rewarding combination of working and nursing.''
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