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post #21 of 28
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OGirlieMama, you sweet, wonderful woman. Thank you so much for sharing this.
I am utterly in awe that you expressed for so long and thinking that took some major mama power, far exceeding mere b'feeding!!!
You seriously humble me

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Thanks your kind words really do mean a lot to me (and made me teary). I hope you never need any of my zillion pumping tips, but if you do, let me know.
post #22 of 28
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Thought I should update - daughter is now fully b'fed along with her brother what a scary and sad ride it was to get here, but we seem to be here :
post #23 of 28
Wow! That is fantastic, mama!
You are all so blessed.
post #24 of 28
Another Mom here of premie twins who worked hard to establish BFing. My story is very similar to many I've read above. I think it took about 2 months before they had transitioned to exclusively nursing.

They were born 34w2d and spent ~1w in the NICU. They came home on bottles of EBM supplemented with formula, and were so sleepy it was hard to get them to eat anything - let alone to nurse. After 1w or 2w I started with a nursing session a day, but I really didn't know what I was doing and neither did they. Finally we hired an LC to come to the house and she made all the difference for us.

I have to admit that I am very pleased that we were able to succeed on the BFing front. It sure was tough in the beginning, and I can certainly see how many women would wind up stopping for a myriad of reasons. I was fortunate to have the support of my DH, my Mom, and the resources on spring on an LC (I said it was money we'd otherwise spend on formula). I was patient and persistent but still there were crying moments during that transition period (and I mean ME, not just the babies!).

During the transition period I first replaced daytime bottles with nursing for both babies. I made the leap to 24 hours with first one baby, then the other. Considering they each nursed for 45 min at a time I was hesitant to nurse both overnight until *I* was more comfortable with the idea. Once I was able to nurse them tandem then nighttime got easier.

Good luck.
post #25 of 28
Shukr, I am happy for your challenging journey to exclusively bf-ing to be ending. It is so hard, and I really can appreciate the challenges of the feeding tube (my singleton had one). I'm glad that amidst your other life demands, this has resolved itself. I hope you can now move into the "lesser challenges" of twins peacefully. It's so touching to me to see women who move through such great challenges with so much grace and focus on their little ones. Outcomes aren't always what we want, and sometimes they are. I think it's all about the journey, and you are one inspiration, mama!!!
post #26 of 28
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Thought I should update - daughter is now fully b'fed along with her brother what a scary and sad ride it was to get here, but we seem to be here :
Beautiful news! I'm so happy for all 3 of you. And the rest of the family, because I'm sure they benefit, too. ;-)
post #27 of 28
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Thought I should update - daughter is now fully b'fed along with her brother what a scary and sad ride it was to get here, but we seem to be here :
:::::::::go mama!!!!!!!!!!!!!
post #28 of 28
This whole conversation is really interesting! Not a mom of twins, but certainly of a preemie. He's 6 weeks old, 2 weeks adjusted (yeah, only a month, but spent some time in the nicu).

I'm EPing now, he has a wimpy suck, but enjoys spending time at the breast.
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