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Nurse Chickie

Written by The Twin Source



  • Most women today work on a schedule, so scheduling your infants is a natural choice. Still, life often will get in the way; it’s okay if the babies sleep a few minutes longer so you can shower.
  • It’s very important to keep a notebook and chart feeding times, poops, and wets. The hospital can assist you with a guide for the schedule.
  • If you plan on feeding on demand, make sure each baby gets enough. It’s always better to tandem nurse. That way, your body knows how much milk to produce.
  • If you are feeding with formula, schedules seem to work out even better. Feed every four hours.
  • If you are nursing every two to three hours, do only fifteen minutes on each side so you do not get too sore.


Nurse Chickie, The Twin Source house RN, has almost three decades of nursing experience beginning with pediatrics in 1982, and more love for her “grandbabies” than two little twins can handle.


Always remember, the information contained on The Twin Source is not intended for medical diagnosis. Any medical information found on this site should be discussed with your health care professional. Always consult your doctor for any medical advice.


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