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Breastfeeding and caring for other children

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When you've got more than one child, breastfeeding can seem a bit daunting at first.

If your other children were late night feeders, you might be worried about coping with long feeds and late nights, or you might be concerned about keeping an eye on your older kids when you and the baby are feeding. It can be a lot to think about, but the good news is that we’ve got plenty of tips and advice to help make your life a little bit more manageable, as well as helping to keep your older kids entertained while you keep your baby fed and happy.

Tips for juggling breastfeeding and caring for other children

Sometimes breastfeeding a younger child can make an older child jealous. Don't let it put you off breastfeeding, your older child would probably be just as jealous if you bottle fed. Here are some top tips to help you breastfeed and give your older child plenty of attention too.

Breastfeeding twins or more

If you've given birth to twins or more, breastfeeding can quite literally be a bit of a handful, but it's definitely not impossible. In fact, you may well be able to feed both babies at the same time. Find out more on our page on breastfeeding twins and more.

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Last updated: 24 Mar, 2022