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Posts by Sally Barker

Breastfeeding Twins, Triplets, or Quads – Is it possible?

  We’ve all heard the phrase ‘Breast is Best’ at one time or another. However, not every woman has an easy time breastfeeding, especially if you’re trying to feed more than one baby at a time. You see, challenges with breastfeeding were first mentioned in a medical encyclopaedia in 1550BC. That information came from Egypt…

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Caring for Babies in NICU & Other Children at Home

It’s a challenging time having babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and even more so when you have other children at home to take care of. When you’re going through your NICU journey you will need support, however, asking for help doesn’t come easily to some people. It’s important to remember that it’s…

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Angel Babies

They’re known as Angel Babies. They’re the precious souls who didn’t make it into the world alive, or they were only here long enough to exhale a few short breaths of love before passing away. The sad reality of carrying multiples is that compared with singletons, babies from multiple pregnancies have a substantially higher rate…

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Multiples, Prematurity, & NICU

The news that you’re expecting multiples is often met with a range of emotions, from shock-to-excitement, and then the reality of what lies ahead sets in. Oftentimes, that reality is that your babies have a significant chance of being born prematurely or pre-term. In fact, statistics show that more than 50 per cent of twins are…

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How To Prepare For The Birth of Your Twins

Birth. The topic can get as heated as bringing up politics, religion, or vaccinations at a dinner party. There are many people who have incredibly strong opinions on the matter, oftentimes formed on the basis of misguided information. You’ve probably heard people say things along the lines of, ‘women have been giving birth to babies…

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