Ep. 30: Breastfeeding twins and triplets, with Kathryn Stagg IBCLC

Our special guest on the podcast this week is IBCLC and holistic sleep coach Kathryn Stagg, who set up and runs the Breastfeeding Twins and Triplets UK charity.

Kathryn specialises in feeding multiples, and she herself is a parent four boys including identical twins. She created the popular Facebook group Breastfeeding Twins and Triplets UK several years ago, and has now turned this into a charity-run organisation supporting families across Great Britain.

Kathryn tells us about her own breastfeeding journey with her twins and how it motivated her to become a breastfeeding peer supporter and ultimately train to be an IBCLC.

As well as offering advice and practical top tips for preparing to breastfeed twins or triplets, Kathryn also provides invaluable information around things like positioning babies for feeds, tandem feeding and breastfeeding in public.

Kathryn finishes by telling us about what led her to write her first book about breastfeeding multiples – released early next year! She also announces exciting news about how Breastfeeding Twins and Triplets UK will be expanding the service and support they offer families.

I set up the Breastfeeding Twins and Triplets UK facebook group several years ago and it’s grown so much. Two years ago we turned it into a charity and just now we’re looking to roll out face-to-face support with other lactation conultants across Great Britain. We’re hoping lots of IBCLC’s will signup and help families get specialist support, who otherwise wouldn’t be able to afford it.

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Our podcast sponsors – Ardo Medical Ltd

Thank you to Ardo Medical Ltd for sponsoring this episode of the boobingit podcast.

Ardo is a Swiss family-owned company, supplying products from conception, pregnancy, and birth, which includes their award-winning breast pumps and accessories. They are NHS Approved and WHO Code compliant.

Ardo’s new Alyssa Double Electric Rechargeable breast pump recently won a Gold Award in the Made for Mums Awards. To celebrate Ardo is giving boobingit listeners an exclusive £30 off the Alyssa breast pump. Listen to the episode to get your code!

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