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Quote: Originally Posted by Tassy I am almost 12 wks pregnant with twins and am still nursing DD (12 mos old) She is just too little for me to think about stopping but I was hopping to hear other people's experiences. I loved finding the pic of someone nursing their twin and a toddler. I also don't know if I should be cutting back or discontinuing because of nutritional needs or later for preterm labor risks. I want to keep these peanuts in as long...
I'd suggest putting dd to breast first, anyway, before offering the bottle. If really wanting to increase production and move away from formula, I'd suggest supplementing her at breast using the Lact-Aid nursing supplementer. Do you BF both at once at times? Or you could "assign" each a particular breast. Initially, ds may not be quite as happy and both will want to BF more, but within a week you should notice a big difference. (And, I'm assuming both are doing well growth...
Quote: Originally Posted by nancymom Sorry, I guess chunk was not the right word. Small flap of skin better describes it! Thanks for everyone's responses. Oh Karen, I emailed you another picture but after 3 attempts it said it could not be delivered. It is a picture of my toddler tandem nursing with one of my twins. I am not sure if you would like to include it on your website, but if so I am more than happy to try and email it again....
Quote: Originally Posted by nancymom I am not sure if it is because ds was my first or because twin births take longer to heal. It is not the twin birth per se; it is related to what occurs with an individual/single birth -- whether the birth occurs years or minutes from another. Per your description, "chunk" sounds to mean a very small amount of tissue. (When I think of chunk, it usually means a good-sized flap.) KKG
Quote: Originally Posted by nancymom This is going to be TMI but I don't know where else to ask this. Did you all recover completely "down there" after your vaginal births? I am not sure if twin births cause more trauma or what but I still seem pretty raw-looking and stretched out almost. My midwife checked me 4 weeks PP and agreed I looked a bit raw but said it looked ok. I did have a tear that could not be repaired, because it was more like a chunk...
Quote: Originally Posted by newbelly2006 I know it's good for the babes, I do. But DS was born at 39 weeks (posterior), and the only reason I evaded a c-section was because he was small: 6 lb 4 oz. These boys, according to the last US are already there. And Baby B is posterior. I have to say that the idea of 2 8 lb babies scares the bejebeers out of me! That said, it's great to know that it can be done, and both of your advice on how to do it is good....
Quote: Originally Posted by rumi hi my friend is pg with twins and i was thinking of getting her a nursing blouse but then i wondered if you could NIP twins in the first place ... anyone done it and if so do you recommend a particular style for the nursing blouse? NIP is definitely more of a challenge -- and sometimes it becomes a circus. Lots of things may influence ability -- mother's build (whether she's large, small; nipples point...
Quote: Originally Posted by MaryJaneLouise Karen you forgot to link your website photos: http://www.karengromada.com/photos/index.htm If you haven't visited recently, there are more nice photos Duh! Thanks! And the links I referred to -- but you'll need to scroll down -- are at: http://www.karengromada.com/links.htm KKG
Quote: Originally Posted by twins10705 Hi, Anyone have tips on nursing two 3 month olds(adjusted age)? I have an EZ twin nursing pillow, but they seem to be too long for me to properly use it -- when they are latched, their legs would be smashed into the wall/back of chair. It would help if I had a couch I'm sure, but I don't. Also, one of my twins started nursing exclusively about 10 days ago and he nurses literally all the time including ALL...
Quote: Originally Posted by deborahne Hi ALL, So glad to find this thead. I am 23 weeks pregnant with twin girls. i am curious to know about your prenatal care. My OB is a maternal fetal medicine specialist and has scheduled numerous ultrasounds and informed me that no birthing center would take a twin pregnancy in NYC. She has indicated that the delievery will be very medicalized with numerous clinicians on hand. I am going to ask her about birthing...
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