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Multiple birth - triplets or more

If you are pregnant with triplets or more, the birth will need careful planning. The main risk is that they will be born prematurely. Find out more here.

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Multiple pregnancy (triplets or more)

Learning you're pregnant with triplets or more can be a shock, but overall, most parents find having multiple babies to be a positive experience.

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Types of multiple pregnancy

Multiple pregnancies, including triplets and more, are rare but require lots of support. Find out about the different types of multiple pregnancy here.

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Feeding multiple babies

Feeding multiple babies, such as triplets or more, can be challenging at first, but even breastfeeding is possible with some expert help.

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Twins, triplets and multiples

If you are having twins, triplets or more, find out everything you need to know about your pregnancy, the birth, feeding and raising your babies.

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Raising multiple babies

Raising multiple babies - triplets or more - involves planning, hard work, and well designed routines. But with support, raising multiples does get easier.

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Breastfeeding triplets, quads or more! | Australian Breastfeeding Association

Some mothers find breastfeeding one baby demanding. Breastfeeding three or four or more could be viewed as a definite challenge. But many mothers succeed. Knowing how breastfeeding works will help you understand how it is possible to breastfeed twins, triplets, quads or more.

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Breastfeeding twins | Australian Breastfeeding Association

This article is a shortened version of our booklet 'Breastfeeding:twins, triplets and more' in which we have drawn from the experiences of other mothers of twins to put together information and ideas. We hope these will help you deal with the challenges of breastfeeding and parenting your babies.

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Twins and multiple births - Better Health Channel

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What is the frequency of MZ and DZ twin births?

Birth rates for MZ twins are consistent among all races (about 4 per 1000); but the incidence of DZ twinning varies among races (8 per 1000, among Caucasians, 16 per 1000 among people of African descent, and 4 per 1000 among Asians). A genetic predisposition or inherited characteristic for DZ twinning exists in some families, but the consistency of MZ twinning among all populations suggests that identical twinning is a random occurrence that is not influenced by genes. Overall, about 1 in 80 births in Australia is a twin and of these about 30% are MZ.

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