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Poll Results: How hard is nursing twins?

 
  • 22% (22)
    I've never nursed twins. I have no idea what it's like to nurse 2 same age newborns.
  • 8% (8)
    I've only nursed twins. It was easier than I expected.
  • 5% (5)
    I've only nursed twins. It was hard, but nothing too overwhelming.
  • 5% (5)
    I've only nursed twins. It was really, REALLY hard.
  • 4% (4)
    I've only nursed twins. It absolutely did not work out for us.
  • 9% (9)
    I've nursed twins and a singleton. The twins were easier than the singleton.
  • 7% (7)
    I've nursed twins and a singleton. The twins were about as hard as the singleton.
  • 24% (24)
    I've nursed twins and a singleton. The twins were a little harder, but not by much.
  • 9% (9)
    I've nursed twins and a singleton. The twins were much, MUCH harder than the singleton.
  • 0% (0)
    I've nursed twins and a singleton. The twins were pretty much impossible; singleton was not.
  • 2% (2)
    I've nursed twins and a singleton. Nursing simply did not work out for us for either experience.
  • 1% (1)
    I've nursed twins and a singleton. Singleton did not work out for us at all, but twins did.
  • 3% (3)
    Other.
99 Total Votes  
post #41 of 46
I voted other. I nursed my singletons. My plan was to nurse the twins. However, due to some serious family issues, me being very sick (still dealing with BP issues and they are 18 months now), the twins being in NICU, I just didn't have the energy to attempt more then a week with nursing. Sometimes, I regret it. But I really had to focus on getting me healthy in order to care for everyone else.
post #42 of 46
Just to be difficult here's my response...

Nursing twins was a little more difficult but not by much. Nursing 3 was a little bit harder than that. Nursing 4 is definitely harder than that. I'm afraid to even think about what could happennext if this pattern continues...
post #43 of 46
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Originally Posted by purpleheather79 View Post
Just to be difficult here's my response...

Nursing twins was a little more difficult but not by much. Nursing 3 was a little bit harder than that. Nursing 4 is definitely harder than that. I'm afraid to even think about what could happennext if this pattern continues...


seriously, you're doing an amazing job

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post #44 of 46
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Originally Posted by AngelBee View Post
Great question! (Not a twin mama....at least yet. But we are looking into adoption and I will breastfeed adopted baby/babies plus my own depending on ages......so they will be like twins from different wombs! )
How are you able to breast feed if you didn't become pregnant? I am definitely clueless!
post #45 of 46
I voted "much much harder" because we had a really rough start. They were in the NICU for weeks and weren't able to breastfeed full time until just after their due date, at a month and a half old! All that pumping was hard, and struggling to teach them to latch while keeping up the milk supply. REALLY hard, but when they started getting it, it was a matter of days before they were nursing 24/7. : Extremely hard, but worth every bit of my (many) tearful breakdowns. It's been a month of exclusive BFing, so it can be done after that kind of start!!


Now that we've gotten going, it's no different than nursing one except I have to be more set up to tandem nurse (get the nursing pillow out instead of doing it wherever). And I have to plan feedings out more carefully, because I can't tandem NIP.
post #46 of 46
I didn't vote because I didn't really work into one category.

For us, it didn't work out too well at the breast, but I became an exclusive pumper for the first 7 months. For the last 6 weeks, I've had to supplement as my supply tanked when I got sick and took cold medicine! (what was I thinking???)

Anyway, one could have nursed well, but honestly there was no way I was gonna do one for one and another for the other. Took me 30 minutes to pump. Over an hour for feeding baby A at the breast! Not worth it for my sanity. I felt as long as they got my breastmilk, I felt perfectly fine with our decision.
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