Q&A: Producing Enough Breastmilk for Multiples?

I’m nervous I won’t be able to produce enough milk to breastfeed multiple babies. Does the body naturally allow for this or do I have to do things to up my supply?
Save article
ByKaren Moise, RN
Registered Nurse
Updated
Mar 2017
Hero Image

The amount of milk you produce actually has nothing to do with how many babies you have – it’s all about how much and how often you breastfeed or pump. So whether you have one baby, twins, or more, your body should compensate by producing more milk, the more you breastfeed (or pump). 

The key is to start pumping or breastfeeding right after the babies are born, so make sure your doctors and nurses know of your breastfeeding plans in advance. If you’re having trouble breastfeeding at first, many hospitals offer lactation specialists on staff to help show you the basics. These nurses are specially trained and are there to lend all of their insight, encouragement, and advice – so take advantage!

Related Video
Save article

9 Best Breast Pumps for Every Kind of Mom

Anisa Arsenault
Associate Editor

Jodie Turner-Smith Says Breast Milk Is the Key to Her Skincare Routine

Nehal Aggarwal
Associate Editor
Published
09/21/2020

10 Best Nursing Pads for Breastfeeding Moms

Lynsey Eidell
Contributing Writer

7 Ways Your Breasts Change After Breastfeeding

Holly Pevzner
Contributing Writer

Do I Need to Prepare My Nipples for Breastfeeding?

Jeanne Cygnus, IBCLC, RLC
Lactation Specialist

Mom-To-Be Rachel Platten Shares How 'Intimidating' Breastfeeding Seems Right Now

Stephanie Grassullo
Associate Editor
Published
11/29/2018

People Think Kim Kardashian May Breastfeed Her Baby After Surrogacy

Sarah Hooper
Associate Social Editor
Published
01/11/2018

What Is Colostrum?

The Bump Editors

Q&A: How Does Fenugreek Work?

Nancy Mohrbacher, IBCLC, FILCA
Lactation Specialist

Q&A: Smoking Cigarettes While Breastfeeding?

Jeanne Cygnus, IBCLC, RLC
Lactation Specialist
Article removed.