Looking for information and as much as possible!
I am BF support for my local twins group. My boy-boy twins have been nursing from the start, and still going strong at 21mos! So you can probably imagine I'm pretty willing to make it work for other MOMs!
I have a friend who's expecting her twins in July and really wants it to work this time. She has anemia (w/o PG)=and has low hemoglobin already. They are suggesting she may have to have an iron transfusion before the babies are born. (problem #1). I am suggesting that with supplements and a very focused diet, it should be un-necessary. Am I wrong? Am I right in thinking of lean red meats, beans and legumes, iron-fortified grains, blackstrap molasses, and leafy greens along with increased Vitamins C and D that it should really help?
With ds1, she was only able to BF until 5mo, when she was advised to wean due to extremely low hemoglobin. She said she was very sickly, pale, and low energy. She never had good milk supply (probably due to iron levels?).
She wants so bad to overcome this with the twins! And I want to help!
Let me know if you need more info to help me and I'll do my best from my end, if you do the best from your end
Mama to Sebastien and Julien (7/14/05)