Breastfeeding may be dubbed as the most natural thing in the world, but it certainly isn't always the easiest thing to master. Especially when you're nursing two children instead of one. Tandem nursing, the act of nursing siblings, is an amazing, albeit exhausting, experience that many moms consider after they get pregnant with their second child. If you find yourself in this situation, you're bound to need a few tips for tandem breastfeeding, no matter how long you've been breastfeeding.
So why do moms chose to breastfeed two babies at a time? Well, many mothers aren't ready to stop nursing their older child after the birth of their new baby, making tandem nursing the perfect solution. Similarly, mothers of twins often tandem nurse their babies, instead of opting for other methods of feeding.
Whether you will be nursing twin babies or a toddler and a younger baby, tandem nursing comes with its own set of challenges that mothers who have never done it before just can't understand fully. As exhausting as meeting the needs of two children at once will be, it will also be one of the most rewarding experiences of your role as a mom.
Remembering to have loose expectations, patience, and a positive attitude will help combat the overwhelm you may feel when things aren't going as planned — because, when it comes to parenting, things rarely do. Here are few tips to keep you cool and calm while tandem breastfeeding.