I haven't read the article yet but I opened the link. I just wanted to post for the other expectant twin moms who have mentioned feeling nervous, and cautiously optimistic. I agree with others who've mentioned that it is possible and do-able.
I am at the four month mark (so, not really TOO far yet) and things are humming along. It is hard, in the sense that you are called on to be uniquely available to two babies, and in the sense that there are ups and downs as far as degree of the demand that's on you....growth spurts, fussy stages and extra neediness associated with developmental spurts, nights of more or less sleep (because of more or less nursing.) It's a challenge because that commitment is there, and it can be challenging.
But we are going along and I never really assumed anything different. Either because of confidence or obliviousness, I didn't buy any bottles or get a pump before the twins were born (I have an Avent Isis hand pump that I used briefly to have a supply of breastmilk onhand when I started solids with my older child, for mixing with food--I thought I might pump more with her but I never ended up using a bottle with her, so didn't really need the pump.) I ended up not introducing any bottles with the twins, either.
There were times that I've thought having expressed milk in a bottle would have solved my problems (like taking my elderly mom to a doctor's appointment, and ending up with both babies wailing, no way to hold both, trying to nurse one while the other screamed in his carseat, and fending of physicality from my still-adjusting preschooler....) but I never ended up doing anything about it. I do nurse them in public but not at the same time (we juggle babies back and forth, when I have my husband along.)
I fully expect to nurse through the first year, nursing exclusively until whenever we start solids (not feeling any too hurried about that, at the moment), and then on through the second year. I nursed my older daughter until 2 months before she turned 4 (she had cut back a great deal and was slowly weaning), and I won't be surprised if the twins go about that long. I remember the phases of urgency versus a more laid-back attitude that characterized toddler nursing for my daughter, and I see that it all could be challenging (emotionally and physically) with twins (as it certainly was with a singleton), but at this point, it feels nothing but do-able.
Of course, I'm kind of in a smoother period right now!
For awhile, I did feel enmeshed and it felt constant and anything else pulling at me in my life got neglected. Only now is my house BEGINNING to seem livable/presentable (and I'm serious), and I'm feeling better about things. I don't want to minimize the upheaval and challenge of ALL of it, including the nursing factor, with two newborns. But on the level of taking it one day at a time and just attending to the needs of whoever was in front of me, needing me, it was do-able.
I got more willing to nurse them together once my husband's paternity leave ended (at 6 weeks) and I no longer had someone to hold/bounce the other baby. It can be physically challenging (sometimes my skin crawls and I get irritable, I assume it's the sensations) but it serves a purpose. But yeah, nursing one at a time feels luxurious. (Unless, of course, they're growth-spurting and it's never-ending. Then a little tandem time is worth it for sure!)
My twins were full-term and fed well from the start. Short frenulums, and some pain/discomfort for me because of that, but in the end we decided it wasn't necessary to have them clipped & we'll wait and see how talking comes along....if they stretch or not. They now are nursing well despite the short frenulums (as far as pain to me--no more discomfort related to that) and the oversupply/forceful letdown issue is mostly something they can manage, too.