Twins

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  • #6991033

    Emmie26
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    heather thank you beleive me sometimes i need to hear that so i don’t lose focus.

    #6991034

    Emmie26
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    is there anyone out there nursing twins? it would be nice to chat

    #6991035

    august20
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    I’m still breastfeeding my 13 month old twins. I’m trying to cut out the daytime feedings because I am returning to work in a month… but it is really hard! I’d ideally like them to be completely weaned over the next few months. Just wondering is everyone doing the football holds? I’ve been doing the double cradle hold the entire time and find it so much easier. Congratulations to everyone nursing two! It’s well worth the struggles.

    #6991036

    vinessalynn
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    I’m still B/F my 13 mo twins too. Isabella nurses all the time and gets a few sips of goat milk when she’s eating. Daniella nurses for naps and at nighttime. I only feed them together a couple of times a day. It’s too hard to feed them together when they aren’t sleepy. I’m not sure how long I will continue, but the thought of stopping breaks my heart. They call it ‘nay nay’ and they start asking for it when they get tired. I’m still using the EZ 2 Nurse twin pillow to feed them together.

    #6991037

    Emmie26
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    yeah for nursing 13 months i am only at 3 1/2 months but i will be there some day. I am so happy to hear you have nursed twins so long

    #6991038

    mandamay
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    Hi, I finished breast feeding my twins when they were 10 months. They were starting to get a bit stroppy pulling at each other, etc on the feeding pillow by then, Wyatt was starting to bite, and I was ready to have my boobs back. I had been topping up with formula after each feed from the start as I didn’t have quite enough milk, but my boys have thrived and piled on the weight with formula and breast milk in their diet. Good luck to other mums breast feeding their twins! I am really glad that I was able to.

    #6991039

    montrealmama
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    Hi all. I went into labor at 32 weeks while on bedrest from week 16 on. My twin boys were in the NICU for 6 weeks and didn’t take my breast well at all until I got them home and they had no other choice. As soon as I delivered, I started pumping (both sides at the same time) every 4 hours around the clock. The NICU nurses fed them my milk by gavage (a feeding tube put in their noses and down to their stomachs) at every feed. My boys are 5 years old today and were breastfed until 29 monthe old. I was very determined that I would breast feed no matter what obstacles came our way, and there were many besides their immature sucking reflex (ongoing thrush, breast abcess, etc…) If you have the right support around you, then you have to believe you can do it. A great lactation consultant can make all the difference too. If anyone has any specific questions, please don’t be shy.

    #6991040

    Kayvee
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    Hey ladies, I am nearly 6 months pregnant with identical twin girls and planning on breast feeding them both but I would like to know what position YOU find more comfortable please! Message me please as need all the info I can get. Thanks again ladies!

    #6991041

    mandarae
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    We are here! Still breastfeeding at 1 year 3 days!!!!! Alright – I just can’t help but braggin bout my girls! If you have time, feel free to check out my profile. I posted a new blog for the Twins b-day with pics – its adorable (but I am biased, I know!) lol

    #6991042

    mandarae
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    We are here! Still breastfeeding at 1 year 3 days!!!!! Alright – I just can’t help but braggin bout my girls! If you have time, feel free to check out my profile. I posted a new blog for the Twins b-day with pics – its adorable (but I am biased, I know!) lol

    #6991043

    mandarae
    Member

    We are here! Still breastfeeding at 1 year 3 days!!!!! Alright – I just can’t help but braggin bout my girls! If you have time, feel free to check out my profile. I posted a new blog for the Twins b-day with pics – its adorable (but I am biased, I know!) lol

    #6991044

    mandarae
    Member

    well – sorry about that multiple post… ? I don;t know what happened and it won’t let me delete it ;o) Just thought the info was so important I’d post it three times!!! lol

    #6991045

    xpctntwins
    Member

    Definitely invest in an EZ to nurse twins pillow! My boys are 3 weeks old and i thought i could manage with just a bunch of regular pillows each time, but the nursing pillow really frees up your hands.

    #6991046

    TWINMOMMD
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    Thank you for sharing! I could not have done it without my Bosom Twin Nursing pillow. It should be said that some nursing pillows are not big enough for two babies (especially when they are not newborns). I got mine at Stuff4Multiples and to this day till use it!

    Great article… also, if you CAN’T breastfeed do not get down on yourself. It’s hard with one- twice a hard with two. There is always the alternative… pumping and bottle feeding.

    #6991047

    Kateo
    Member

    Hi Everyone. My twin girls are 6 weeks old and I have been successfully breastfeeding them. Yay! My only problem is that I have so much milk! When I have them both on at the same time, my milk squirts out so fast that they can’t latch on well, and are choking on it. Also causing them to gulp lots of air, Does anyone else have this problem? This happeded with my first as well (he’s 2.5 now), but was a lot easier to deal with it when it was only one baby. Will my breasts settle down? Any suggestions on fixing the problem?

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