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We support parents who are passionate about providing breast milk to their babies. Each week, a group of experienced moms openly discuss their success, their struggles and society’s impact on how they feed their babies. The show helps guide listeners by providing an honest, natural and judgment-free approach to breastfeeding, pumping, milk sharing and more.
 
We encourage parents who are expecting twins as well as experienced moms and dads of multiples. Together, we explore the unique challenges new parents face when raising two or more children of the same age. Join us as we embrace the joys of parenting when you’ve got double the duty.
 
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New babies spend half their day sleeping. Nice, right? Knowing the best sleep environment for your baby will not only keep them safe, but it will result in better sleep so both you and baby can be well-rested. Where should (and shouldn't) your baby be sleeping? What should you look for in a crib and crib mattress? And what should our babies be wear…
 
Forget the TV- grab some fun, hands-on games and hang out with your family! If you have a toddler, this is the perfect time to introduce board games, cards, and anything that uses their imagination! In this episode, our parents chat about what games their kids like the most and how family game nights are creating awesome memories for their kiddos (…
 
You’ve been the world traveler and then... life changes when twins come along. Or does it? Most people resign themselves to resume traveling after their twins are potty trained or older. But today we’re here with some experienced twin moms who have been jet-setting around the world alongside their kids. It may not be for everyone, but our twin mama…
 
We continue our series, Breastfeeding Expectations, where we follow three breastfeeding moms through the children's first year of life. At nine months, what does their breastfeeding relationship look like? What is reverse cycling and how is it impacting one of our panelists? Plus, the challenge of keeping up your milk supply and maintaining a full-…
 
For most women, being pregnant means having a nice, long break from your monthly period. But what happens after your baby is born? What should you expect with those first few periods after pregnancy? Is it different depending on if you had a vaginal or c-section delivery? How will you know what's normal for your body? Today we’re exploring what to …
 
Losing a child is devastating to a family. Parents are not only dealing with grief but they are forced to somehow find the strength to continue to parent their other children, who are also greatly impacted by the situation. Today you'll meet some parents who are living with the reality of losing a child. They share their struggles and they'll provi…
 
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome comes without warning and has no known causes. So, how does SIDS specifically impact twins? Why are twins typically considered to be at greater risk? You'll hear firsthand from a mother who lost one of her twins to SIDS, and a SIDS awareness advocate shares what parents do to minimize potential risk factors and keep the…
 
We all know that breastfeeding is natural and normal. It's also something that everyone seems to have an opinion about. Whether it's coming from your mother or a complete stranger, breastfeeding criticism can be tough to endure. Why do they think it's ok to voice their opinion? How do you handle a potentially awkward situation? And can you prevent …
 
Having another child after experiencing postpartum depression, or another perinatal mental health disorder may seem daunting as a new mother. What if it happens again? What if it is worse? Who would sign themselves up for this experience again? How can you reconcile this fear with the longing for more babies? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit…
 
It's sometimes said that kids with Sensory Processing Disorder "feel too much" or "not enough". If your child is struggling with this, he may either overreact or under-react to touch, sounds, and food textures. Their diet may become so restrictive, that eating, in general, may become a big challenge. Today we'll learn more about this condition so y…
 
It seems like every week there is a new announcement about a celebrity having twins. And it’s always pictured as a fun, glamorous event. They make it look so easy! So, why are so many celebrities having twins? How does celebrity life with twins differ from real life? And how does this fascination with twins impact families of multiples who aren't i…
 
Symptoms such as nipple pain, slow weight gain, and a fussy baby may be signs that your child has a lip or a tongue tie. How can you tell if there's really an issue? What are your treatment options? And what does this mean for your breastfeeding relationship? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
Birth certificates and social security cards, most of us use this information on a daily basis. And all the paperwork to create those documents start the moment you are born. As a parent, what do you need to know about filling out these documents for your child? How does the processing of these documents differ if delivering in a hospital versus a …
 
Providing a quality financial life for the family is the goal of many new parents. And finding room in the budget for childcare can be challenging. What are some of your options when it comes to saving for childcare? How can flexible spending accounts help? And what do you need to know when it comes to tax planning? Today we're revealing our top 10…
 
If you're pregnant with twins or higher-order multiples, then your medical care provider has probably already told you about the risk of preterm labor. What does "preterm" actually mean for multiples? What are some of the signs of preterm labor? And what can be done to help calm your contractions and keep your babies in utero for as long as possibl…
 
Finding time to feed yourself nutritious foods can be a struggle when you're a new mom. So, what exactly does your body need during this time to maintain and even enhance your milk supply? What specific foods are typically recommended for breastfeeding moms? Plus, we reveal our favorite go-to items for breakfast, lunch and dinner! Learn more about …
 
Babies are supposed to cry, it's how they communicate with us. But what do you do when your baby is crying constantly? Could your baby have colic? What exactly is colic and why does it happen? And what natural remedies can you use to help soothe your baby so you both can get some much-needed rest? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.f…
 
We love our children and we want to spend as much time with them as possible. But, the reality is many kids are forced to be separated from their parents for reasons such as divorce, business travel, military deployment, and more. This separation may be physical, but it doesn't have to be overly emotional. Today we'll explore some simple ways paren…
 
When you're caring for two, you become a master at multitasking. Wearing your babies not only makes them feel more safe and secure, but it gives you more options and can allow you to be a more productive parent. But is it really possible to babywear twins? Whether you plan to wear one baby at a time, or both at once, we'll explore the different opt…
 
It if seems like your baby always wants to breastfeed, then your baby may be cluster feeding. Why do babies cluster feed? Could it be a sign of a growth spurt? What should you do if your baby is nursing non-stop? And how can cluster feedings impact milk supply? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
Your baby is here! But you're so busy taking care of your little one that you forget to take care of yourself. Sound familiar? But good nutrition is super important for new moms- whether you're breastfeeding your baby or you're simply helping your body heal from childbirth. Today we'll explore some great ways to get nutritious foods into your diet,…
 
You want your children to have a great relationship- which is sometimes hard to imagine when sibling rivalry gets in the way. Are bickering and fighting amongst siblings inevitable? How can it change as your children progress through various developmental stages? Plus, as a parent, how do you when it's time to intervene, and when you should let you…
 
Transitioning to solid foods can be tricky, especially when feeding two babies at once. How do you know when your twins are ready? What are some of the best foods to help kick off this stage? Plus, some practical tips for parents of twins on how to set up your space! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
We continue our series, Breastfeeding Expectations, where we follow three breastfeeding moms through the children's first year of life. At eight months, how do you deal with a distracted baby? Does a constantly distracted baby mean the baby is weaning herself from the breast? Plus, the challenges of pumping in the workplace. Do you feel boobytrappe…
 
After you give birth to your baby, your body needs some time to recover. After all, you just created another human being. Eventually, you (and your partner) may be wondering when you can have sex again. Is six weeks really enough time? How do you know if you're ready? Will it feel different? How can you do it as safely as possible, and what should …
 
You probably know a young child with a food allergy- perhaps that child is even your own. What exactly is a food allergy and how does it differ from intolerance or sensitivity? What symptoms and signs should new parents look for in their children? Plus, we'll break down the top 8 most common food allergy culprits causing most of the fuss. Learn mor…
 
Contrary to popular belief, it is entirely possible to give birth to your twins vaginally. So, what makes an expecting mother a good candidate for giving birth to twins vaginally? What are the pros and cons to both mom and baby? What should you expect during labor and delivery? And is it really true that you MUST birth your baby in an operating roo…
 
Breastfeeding support can truly make or break a mother’s breastfeeding experience. Yet, with so many local and online options, how’s a mother to choose which support will actually be beneficial? Today we're chatting with Sarah Ortega, a mother of four, a certified lactation educator, and the moderator of Nevada Breastfeeds, an online Facebook page …
 
Having a sick baby can be a terrifying experience for new parents. It's hard to know exactly what to do when your little one's fever is rising and they can barely breathe because they're so congested. So, how can you help your baby feel better (since you can't use medication)? And how do you clear all the snot and boogers from your baby's nose so t…
 
For most couples, marital satisfaction plummets after couples bring home a baby. Sleepless nights and fights over whose turn it is to change diapers can leach the fun out of a relationship. The absence of downtime and the inability to remember niceties causes unforeseen stress and negative feelings. What are the most common ways children impact our…
 
Having one or both of your twins in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit can be an overwhelming experience. You anticipate the day when you can finally bring them home with you. What determines when your babies are released from the NICU? What kind of training will you receive before you leave? And what does outpatient care typically look like? Learn m…
 
What happens when life throws you a curveball and you’re unable to breastfeed? What? Is that even possible? Weren’t our bodies designed to nourish our babies? If you’re a mom struggling with not being able to breastfeed your baby- you’re not alone. And sometimes you just need to let go. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
As your baby grows, so does his ability to sleep for longer periods of time. So, how does this impact the naps you have scheduled throughout the day? How much sleep does your baby really need, and how does this change along with their overall development? How do you drop naps throughout the day and still make sure your baby isn't cranky or wide awa…
 
If you think college is expensive today, just think about the costs your child is going to face in the future! Thankfully, you can help them by investing in the right plans at the right time. Today we're learning all about 529 plans and how they can ease the cost of higher learning. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
From the moment you discovered your twin pregnancy, you've probably experienced a lot of emotion about the pending arrival of your little ones. How did you manage all those feelings? Did your feelings differ from your spouse or partner? What piece of advice or words of encouragement helped you the most? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megap…
 
Mothers who adopt babies or have babies through a surrogate often have a desire to breastfeed. But, is it possible to bring in a milk supply without giving birth? What exactly does induced lactation look like? Is medication required? And is it possible to exclusively breastfeed without supplementation? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaph…
 
You've heard the phrase skin-to-skin, but what about kangaroo care? How can this intimate way of holding your baby increase bonding after birth? What are some of the other benefits? How can it help with breastfeeding? And how does it ease the struggles many premature and NICU babies face? The Sleep Fairy: Jessica from The Sleep Fairy has just launc…
 
Many families "make it work" by having both parents earn incomes, while some are able to keep one spouse making money while the other cares for the kids. In the past, many might assume that staying at home is the mom’s role. However, a recent analysis of US Census Data showed that 1 in 6 stay-at-home parents is a stay-at-home dad - and it’s possibl…
 
At times you may need to breastfeed your babies away from home. The thought may seem a bit overwhelming at first, but we've enlisted some twin moms to share their tips on how to make it work. What are their "safe places" away from home? What gear is typically needed? And what do you do when both babies are hungry at the same time? Learn more about …
 
New moms typically struggle with the challenge of feeding their newborn babies while trying to get some decent sleep. What exactly does "normal" sleep look like for your baby? What type of night wakings can you expect during your baby's first year? Plus, what's the best nighttime routine and sleep arrangements for your family? Learn more about your…
 
As a new breastfeeding mom, one of your top objectives is to establish a good milk supply for your growing baby. How often should you nurse to bring in your supply? How important is skin-to-skin contact with your baby? What can you do to help regulate an oversupply so you don't feel engorged? Moms with new babies speak out about what worked best fo…
 
Your twin nursery is a special place. Not only will you be spending a lot of time in there, but it will be the place many memories are made. What are some essentials every twin mom should have in her babies' nursery? How do you make an average size room work with two babies? Plus, tips for organizing the closets and storage areas. Learn more about …
 
If your baby needs supplementation shortly after birth, you may be asking yourself a million different questions. Will you be able to make enough milk to eventually breastfeed? What are your options for supplementation during this time? Should you pump? And what's the best way to transition to the breast? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit meg…
 
Feeding your baby solid foods can be a bit scary at first. Most new moms are worried about choking hazards. So, what do you need to keep in mind when you're feeding your baby new foods? What can we do to help modify these foods to make them safer? And what are the most common choking culprits out there that we may want to avoid? Mamas, please suppo…
 
Companies know parents want greener options for their families, and some are attempting to meet those needs. But, watch out! Labels that say "Natural", "Green", and "Organic" aren't always what they seem. How do we decipher the labels to know if it's truly safer for our children? What key ingredients should we be looking for? And what should we do …
 
You're getting ready to send your twins to kindergarten, but are they really ready? How do you know? What if one child is ready and the other isn't, do you still send them both? Do you put them in the same class? Learn how various twin types may react to this new social environment. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
There are many things a breastfeeding mom can do to help herself on her journey- while she's pregnant and after the birth of her baby. What are some of the best ways to be successful at breastfeeding so you won't need the help of a lactation consultant? How can your medical team make or break your experience? And what situations put mothers at high…
 
Dealing with your baby's poop is just one of the many joys of new parenting. But besides being a bit gross, you can also learn a lot about your baby's overall health. So, what should you expect within the first few weeks of birth? What do the different colors mean? What should you do if your baby is constipated? Plus, our panelists share their most…
 
Gluten intolerance has been around for years, but it has recently become more widely accepted and recognized. Switching to a gluten-free diet can be difficult, but families now have many more options to find recipes, food and support for this lifestyle. How can going gluten-free potentially help your family? How do you make the transition and what …
 
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